Laboratory Capacity to Handle Health Threats
America’s public health laboratories are the key first line of defense against disease and environmental threats.
- CDC supports public health laboratories by ensuring quality of testing, and program–specific laboratory science and practice.
- CDC provides technical expertise to public health and clinical laboratories across the U.S. and to ministries of health throughout the world.
- CDC has laboratories and supports other U.S. and global laboratories to identify diseases, foodborne outbreaks, and biosecurity threats; protect U.S. blood supply; screen for genetic and other health risk factors; monitor health of communities, identify environmental hazards and more.
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