Public health circles will remember 2014 as “The Year of the Virus.” APHL’s activities centered on preparedness and response to these pathogens, including collaboration with CDC to deploy the Department of Defense developed Ebola assay to US LRN labs. Other activities included promoting ISO accreditation for US food and feed testing laboratories and initiating a grant program to expand state newborn screening activities for SCID. Read the annual report.
In 2014, The 2010 Core Functions of State Public Health Laboratories report was revised to include all public health laboratories.
Tools, strategies and resources to encourage better collaboration between environmental epidemiologists and laboratorians to improve the overall environmental health system.
Summary of the structure, responsibilities and recent activities of the Laboratory Response Network for Biological (LRN-B) and Chemical Threat Preparedness (LRN-C).
In response to the MERS-CoV outbreak in 2014, APHL conducted a survey for state and local public health laboratories on non-influenza respiratory virus testing in the US.
Survey data of malaria testing capabilities of state and local public health laboratories.
Companion document to the Influenza Virologic Surveillance Right Size Roadmap containing information on benefits and types of alternative data.
Survey report identifying gaps, barriers, current performance and best practices in newborn screening timeliness.
Informational materials to improve the efficiency of laboratory testing for the treatment and prevention of HIV and AIDS.
A look at the pros and cons of CIDTS and how they represent a major shift in the diagnosis and surveillance of foodborne pathogens.
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