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Global Preparedness and Environmental Branch

Environmental Microbiology Section

Provides microbiological analysis of Water, Food and Dairy Products to the Department for Public Health Food Safety Branch, Milk Safety Branch and to Local Health Departments. 

 

To contact the microbiology section, call
(502) 564-4446 then use extensions below:

  • Supervisor - Ext: 4462
  • Laboratory - Ext: 4427, 4428, or 4429

Analysis performed:

Private Drinking Water 

Public Recreational Waters

Public Spa/Hot Tub/Whirlpool

Food - Common Foodborne Pathogens

Milk and Dairy Products - Regulatory Testing

Environmental Chemistry Section

The Environmental Chemistry lab provides chemical and physical analysis to the Kentucky Department of Labor Occupational Safety Hazards Administration (OSHA) program, Environmental Management, Department for Public Health Food and Milk Safety Branches, Oral/Dental Health Program, and to KY Health Departments.

 

Environmental Chemistry (502)564-4446
Supervisor Ext: 4462
Lab Services Food Safety  Ext: 4425
Inorganic Chemistry Ext: 4670, 4671, 4673 (Lab)
Lead Program Ext: 4670, 4671, 4673 (Lab)
Organic Solvents Ext: 4449, 4425, 4441 (Lab)
Pesticide Ext: 4449, 4425, 4444 (Lab)
Fluoride (Water) Ext: 4425, 4441 (Lab)

Preparedness Section

The Preparedness Section is primarily comprised of the Bioterrorism Laboratory, Sentinel Laboratory Support, and the Supply Room that is responsible for sending out testing supplies to the KY Health Departments.

 

Preparedness (502)564-4446
Supervisor  Ext: 4490
Supplies and Materials Ext: 4465, 4469
   

 

Information for Submitting Bioterrorism (BT) Environmental Specimens

Submitting Samples for BT

Environmental Checklist for Submitting BT Specimens

 

Forms for Submitting Bioterrorism (BT) Environmental Specimens

Request for Examination

Example - Request for Examination 

Results Acquisition Disposal Form 

Example - Results Acquisition Disposal Form

Chain of Custody

Example - Chain of Custody

 

Sentinel Preparedness

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Sentinel Laboratory Protocols External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.

 

Chemical Terrorism

Use the following guidelines for collecting specimens from people who may have been exposed to chemical terrorism agents.  Contact the KY Division of Laboratory Services for specific shipping instructions.

 

Flowchart: Chemical Event Specimen Collection  External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.

Chemical Agents: Shipping Instructions for Clinical Specimens  External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.

Chemical Agents: Packaging of Blood Specimens External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.

Chemical Agents: Packaging of Urine Specimens External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.

 

Forms

Blood Collection and Shipping Manifest External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.

Urine Collection and Shipping Manifest External Link - You are now leaving the .gov domain.

 

Last Updated 3/12/2013
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