Chemical Terrorism: How Prepared Are the Clinical Laboratories?

A survey of clinical laboratory professionals has found that less than half think their laboratory could effectively respond in a hazardous chemical emergency. As a result of these findings, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), which conducted the survey under a cooperative agreement with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will launch a series of online training courses to help clinical laboratories better prepare for a hazardous chemical event´┐Żanything from a train derailment to a chemical attack.The survey results appear in an article titled "Chemical Terrorism: How Prepared are the Clinical Laboratories?" in the February issue of ASCP's LABMEDICINE magazi...

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