Transport Flowchart for Risk Group 4 Pathogen(s)

  1. Shipment of a Risk Group 4 sample

  2. Notification of Shipment

    Shipper contacts NML OCD to initiate ERAP notification


  3. ERAP Notification

    NML OCD initiates notification by contacting PTRCs & ERAP National Coordinator

  4. Provincial/Territorial Response Coordinators

    Alert their ERAP teams and put them on standby

  5. Safe Arrival at Destination

    NML OCD informs parties about the arrival of sample

    ERAP teams to stand down

National Microbiology Laboratory
Public Health Agency of Canada
Provincial/Territorial Response Coordinator