Environmental Molecular Biology Laboratory Mission: Provide laboratory analytical services to protect the DOD community, assist with the promotion of health, and aid in the prevention of disease and injury within the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility.
EMBL Core Functions
Analyze vector-borne viral, bacterial, and rickettsial diseases of military public health significance. Provide routine (vector-borne) and responsive (COVID-19) pathogen detection services in support of Army personnel health readiness. EMBL works to support efforts of installation public health and Public Health Command-Pacific Entomology sections by generating technical data for their missions. Vector-borne disease testing enables timely action to control pests when emerging diseases enter a region. COVID-19 surveillance data enables installation public health to advise garrison commanders on appropriate health protection measures based on the health of the community.
EMBL Current Capabilities
Detection of vector-borne diseases surveillance in the USINDOPACOM AOR utilizing molecular techniques.
Biosurveillance Diseases of Interest
Mosquito-borne Diseases Surveillance
Tick-borne Diseases Surveillance
Flea-borne Diseases Surveillance
Rodent-borne Diseases Surveillance
EMBL Unique Capabilities
Types of Molecular Testing:
Singleplex and Multiplex
Current Laboratory Equipment:
Applied Biosystems 7500 FAST DX
Current Real Time RT-PCR Protocols
West Nile virus
Dengue virus (all serotypes)
Japanese Encephalitis virus
Applied Biosystems MagMax Express 96