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Programs and Research

National Biomonitoring Program

CDC’s Division of Laboratory Sciences uses biomonitoring—measurements in human blood and urine—to identify harmful exposures or nutrition deficiencies in the U.S. population.

Laboratory Quality Assurance and Standardization

CDC’s Division of Laboratory Sciences works to standardize and improve the quality and accuracy of laboratory tests for environmental chemicals, nutritional indicators, heart disease and stroke, and newborn screening.

Genetic Studies

CDC’s Division of Laboratory Sciences worked with the National Center for Health Statistics to create a DNA specimen bank for use in future studies.