Laboratory Logistics

The Laboratory Logistics subgroup assesses the various aspects of the biological, chemical, and radiological laboratory’s processes that may limit or severely limit the laboratory’s response to an event of national significance.  This subgroup generated a document that identifies the following items:  critical resources that would or could be in limited supply that would be needed during a major national emergency response; a general inventory of critical equipment, instrumentation, supplies, and other consumable items for each of the network threat agent areas that are required to conduct laboratory analysis; guidance on local vendor warehousing of critical laboratory components and supplies; guidance or recommendations for the stockpiling of critical laboratory reagents, supplies, components, consumable items, etc.; and guidance on the sharing of key laboratory resources (to include people) among networks during an incident response.