Laboratory Information for Radiation Emergencies

Laboratory personnel play a crucial role in response to radiological emergencies by collecting, packaging, and shipping specimens to confirm potential exposures to radiation. Read on for more information about how to respond safely and effectively during a radiation emergency.

Collect Specimens.

Yellow Drums with Radiation Hazard Symbol

Package and Ship Specimens.

Get your Questions Answered.

  • For questions regarding this process, contact the CDC Sample Logistics Laboratory by phone at 770-488-7227 or by email at
  • The CDC Information Line is another important source of information. For more questions, call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) or send an email here.