The decision to test a sample for agents of bioterrorism is made by the police in consultation with the local Health Unit.
Prior to sending suspicious packages/materials to Public Health Ontario-Laboratories-(Toronto PHOL), threat assessment must be carried out by the police/hazmat team to rule out for chemical, radiological, and explosive risks.
NOTE: Public Health Laboratory (Toronto PHOL) must be notified prior to sample submission. The urgency for testing is made jointly by police, health unit and public health laboratory (Toronto).
The PHO-laboratory is located at 81 Resources Rd. in Etobicoke.