DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostic

 Cholinesterase Reference Laboratory

Last Updated: March 08, 2023
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​The Cholinesterase Reference Laboratory supports the DoD Chemical Surety Program:​

  • Performs occupational health medical surveillance
  • Maintains the reference laboratory
  • Maintains the database repository

Mission: Ensure cholinesterase-testing standardization within the Department of Defense (DoD) Cholinesterase Monitoring Program which:

  • Ensures proper occupational health monitoring of pe​rsonnel engaged in chemical agent stockpile and demilitarization operations
  • Provides technical guidance and expertise to several DOD entities as well as non-DOD federal agencies
  • Provides quality assurance oversight, comparative analysis, proficiency testing and on-site compliance inspections to six satellite laboratories engaged in Red Blood Cell Cholinesterase testing
  • Supports the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and several DOD facilities and contractors engaged in chemical agent defense research, with RBC-ChE analysis of their personnel
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Location: Public Health Command Central - Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory

Points of Contact:
OIC: 210-221-5669
Technical Supervisor and Cholinesterase Monitoring Program Coordinator: 210-295-4455

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