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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

Central and South Florida

Rachel Clark
BPHL – Tampa
3602 Spectrum Blvd.
Tampa, FL   33612

Office: 813-233-2367
Cell: 813-407-7173


North Florida

Gregory "Dean" Lusk
BPHL – Jacksonville
1217 N. Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL   32202

Office: 904-791-1568
Cell: 904-465-1164

Contributing to a healthier Florida one test at a time

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

Scheduling this training for 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 your local trainer to schedule a class for your facility today.