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OPRP - Clinical and Environmental Laboratory Resources

The following is a list of laboratories that may be used for the analysis of common gastrointestinal illness pathogens in clinical specimens and/or environmental samples.  Please note, this list is by no means exhaustive and simply represents a starting point for cruise lines or cruise ships seeking clinical or environmental laboratory services.

  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Bureau of Laboratories - State of Florida
  • United Kingdom Laboratories
  • Private Laboratories
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    CDC labs do not charge for analysis.

    Note: You must submit the CDC EpiForm [PDF - 284 KB] when submitting specimens to either CDC laboratory.

    National Calicivirus Laboratory
    Analytes:  Viral agents (including noroviruses)

    Address:
    National Calicivirus Laboratory
    DASH Unit 75
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    1600 Clifton Road, N.E., Mailstop G-04
    Atlanta, GA 30333
    Telephone: 404-639-1923 or 404-639-3577
    Fax: 404-639-3645
    POC: Nicole Gregoricus or CAPT Jaret Ames

    Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases – Epidemic Investigations Laboratory
    Analytes:  Bacterial agents

    Address:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Attn: Cheryl Bopp, Building 23-7410
    1600 Clifton Rd.
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    Telephone: 404-639-1798
    Fax: 404-639-3333
    POC: Cheryl Bopp, MS or CAPT Jaret Ames

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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    Analytes: Seafood Toxins

    Gulf Coast Seafood Laboratory/FDA
    1 Iberville Drive
    Dauphin Island, AL 36528
    Telephone: 251-690-3379
    POC: Ray Granade

    Bureau of Laboratories - State of Florida

    Analytes:  Viruses (noroviruses, hepatitis A).  Full spectrum of microbiology and bacteriology capabilities.

    Florida Department of Health
    Bureau of Laboratories - Tampa Laboratory (virology)
    William G. (Doc) Myers Building
    3602 Spectrum Blvd
    Tampa, FL 33612
    Telephone: 813-974-5990
    Fax: 813-974-5776
    POC: Lillian M. Stark, PhD, MPH, MS

    Web: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/lab/Locations/locations.htm

    Florida Department of Health
    Bureau of Laboratories - Central Lab (microbiology)
    12171 Pearl Street
    Jacksonville, FL
    Telephone: 904.791.1600
    Fax: 904-791-1603
    POC: Ron Baker (general microbiology/bacteriology)
    Telephone: 904-791-1605 (clinical microbiology)
    Fax: 904-791-1603
    POC: Cynthia Shank

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    United Kingdom Laboratories

    Analytes:  Noroviruses

    PHLS Central Public Health Laboratory
    61 Colidale Avenue
    London NW9 5HT
    Telephone: 44-020-8358-3117
    Fax: 44-020-8205-8195
    POC: Dr. Jim Gray

    Analytes:  Drinking water pathogens

    Royal Berkshire Hospital
    London Road Reading
    Berkshire RG1 5 AN
    Telephone: 44-0118-987883
    Fax: 44-0118-987878
    POC: Dr. Ann Night

    Private Laboratories

    Analytes:  Various environmental samples (e.g., food/water)

    Kappa Laboratories - Environmental Lab
    2577 NW 74th Avenue
    Miami, FL 33122
    Telephone: 305-599-0199
    Fax: 305-592-1224
    POC: Dr. Kmieck

    Web: http://www.kappalabs.com/

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