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BPHL Laboratory Response Network (LRN) Training - Biological Defense

Bureau of Public Health Laboratories

  •  904-791-1500



    Mailing Address

    Dept of Health 

    Bureau of Public Health Laboratories 

    1217 N. Pearl Street 

    Jacksonville, FL 32202 


BPHL Biological Defense Trainer

Rachel Clark
BPHL - Tampa
3602 Spectrum Blvd
Tampa, FL
Office: 813-233-2367
Cell: 813-407-7173

Contributing to a healthier Florida one test at a time

The Bureau of Public Health Laboratories is currently offering an LRN sentinel laboratory training course at no cost to you at your facility. This training follows the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Sentinel Level Clinical Laboratory Protocols for Suspected Biological Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Scheduling the training at your facility is an easy process. Determine when you would like to have the training and how many people will be attending. A time will be set up that is convenient for all. The training materials are provided, as well as the biodefense reference manuals for your laboratory.

The training syllabus includes:

1) an overview of the LRN

2) biosafety risk assessment and biosafety for the clinical laboratory

3)the ASM protocols for ruling out potential bioterrorism agents and how to refer a sample to the state LRN Public Health Reference Laboratory when a bioterrorism agent cannot be ruled out

4) an introduction to the CDC Select Agent Program



This class awards Florida clinical laboratory continuing education credits based on five hours of instruction.

Please contact Rachel Clark at (813) 233-2367 to schedule a class for your facility.