Idaho Bureau of Laboratories (IBL) appreciates your participation in the Sentinel Laboratory Preparedness Survey. The objective of this survey is to assess the ability of individuals within sentinel laboratories to recognize agents of bioterrorism and emerging microbial pathogens.
This particular challenge affords all lab personnel the opportunity to individually assess their ability to follow the Select Agent Identification Chart
to determine if an agent can be ruled out as biological threat based on its growth and biochemical characteristics. Multiple individuals from each lab may submit their results online. This challenge should take approximately 30 minutes.
Information gathered from this survey will be used to evaluate and improve laboratory preparedness. It serves as a benchmark to determine the effectiveness of training provided to you and indicates how we may better serve you in the future.
All results are confidential; results are not graded. Following the survey, respondents will receive an email will a summary of organisms included in the survey and responses submitted.
For problems or questions pertaining to this survey, please contact Wendy Loumeau at (208) 334-0558 or firstname.lastname@example.org.