The BOL and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) collaborate to ensure adequate allocation and support for LRN‐C activities. The Bureau of Laboratories (BOL) provides rapid diagnostic and analytical testing services for biological agents in human and environmental samples and rapid analytical testing for chemical agents in human samples due to an accidental, intentional, or natural disaster. Laboratory services are coordinated with local health departments, MDHHS Bureau of Disease Control, Prevention, and Epidemiology, MI Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and/or MI Department of Environmental Quality, as appropriate. BOL's network of partners and areas of research makes the bureau an invaluable information source for DEPR's operations.
Theresa Miller – Chemical Response Training Coordinator – Bureau of Laboratories
Via The Guardian of Public Health
The role of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Bureau of Laboratories (BOL) is to coordinate and participate in laboratory networks in order to provide rapid identification of infectious agents, toxins, and chemical exposures allowing the medical community to provide appropriate prophylaxis and treatment to minimize morbidity and mortality. The laboratory provides surveillance assistance to detect and respond to public health emergencies. The public health laboratory may also establish and provide bio-monitoring subsequent to a chemical exposure event. Read More>>
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