The Delaware Division of Public Health Laboratory in Smyrna was selected by the Laboratory Response Network (LRN) National Meeting Planning Committee as the winner of the 2012 Award for Outstanding Sentinel Clinical Laboratory Training Program.
The sentinel laboratories are health care microbiology labs that serve on the front line of detecting public health threats caused by agents of bio-terrorism or newly emerging infectious diseases. The award is given to a state that has been involved in outreach to sentinel labs and first responders, and provides training for bio-safety and detection methods, as well as working to improve the sentinel training program.
The LRN is a national network established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, consisting of more than 150 laboratories able to detect, confirm, and report potential bio-terrorism agents. For more information, visit www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/lab/labs.html.