​​​The Public Health Laboratory System Database (PHLSD) is an online, comprehensive test and equipment inventory built specifically for public health laboratories. The PHLSD is a secure database, developed in response to requests from public health laboratory leadership. The database is a valuable resource for developing activities such as organizing laboratory profile information, managing equipment and tests, or understanding potential platforms for new assay development. Information from the database may be used for analyzing public health laboratory testing capabilities nationwide, investigating equipment options and identifying training and collaboration opportunities. With this ki​nd of information more readily available, the need for future surveys on these topics should be reduced.

Currently, the PHLSD has modules covering tests for clinical, environmental, food - animal feed, animal - insect, forensic - toxicology as well as a module for equipment. Please note that only participating laboratory directors and their assignees can use the database. 


  • Tests: Easily maintain a standardized list of your clinical and environmental tests
  • Equipment: Simply manage all of your laboratory equipment in a central inventory
  • Reports & Dashboards: Quickly retrieve data from your own and other PHLs in user-friendly formats

Bec​​ome a Parti​cipa​ting Laboratory

To sign up or to get more information about how t​​o participate, please contact Lorelei Kurimski, Director, Quality Systems and Analytics at lorelei.kurimski@aphl.org.​

PHLSD Data Entry Assistance

Resources to assist with inputting data into the PHLSD are available to APHL members. Contact Lorelei Kurimski ​​for more information.