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Mission Statement
NEPMU-2's Threat Assessment Department routinely monitors health data, responds to requests for information, guidance, and consults on preventive medicine and public health topics.

  • The laboratory utilizes multiple technologies for emerging infectious disease detection and surveillance through advanced molecular and biochemical based microbiological identification systems. 
  • Registered with College of American Pathologists (Lab ID#9368432) and Biodefense Research Directorate for regular proficiency training.
  • We provide testing capabilities for outbreak investigations and surveillance support.
  • Rapid communication via telephone, email, to provide subject matter expertise.
 Laboratory Capabilities
  • NEPMU-2 can perform testing on various matrices (i.e.  Surfaces, soil, powder, liquids, food, and insect vectors) for specimen surveillance.
  • Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) Detection
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and isothermal NAAT equipment
  • Parasite identification (i.e. Malaria) 
Laboratory Consultative Services
  • NEPMU-2 is a LRN Sentinel Level Laboratory in the Hampton Roads area.
  • NEPMU-2 provides outbreak support but does not provide clinical diagnostics for patients. 
 Laboratory Training:
  • Laboratory Identification of Malaria (B-322-2210)
  • BioFire FilmArray Respiratory Panel and COVID-19 panel
  • Refresher training in Micro and NGDS Film Array skills
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