Association of Public Health Laboratories. (2011). Guidelines for the Public Health Laboratory Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).
This document provides a laboratory COOP, which is a comprehensive, pre-event plan that describes the procedures, policies, and arrangements necessary for a laboratory to respond quickly and effectively to a wide variety of possible disruptions or threats. It describes what is in place, what the laboratory does to respond, and what is required to maintain the COOP. Although developed for public health laboratories, it can be adapted for use by hospital laboratories.