Our Work

APHL offers a variety of tools and resources to assure the quality of public health laboratory systems.

 

 

Lab Competency Implementationhttps://www.aphl.org/toolkits/Lists/Highlighted Content/DispForm.aspx?ID=1Lab Competency Implementation<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/lab%20competency%20implementation%20toolbox.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.aphl.org/professional_development/Pages/Competencies-Tools.aspx, https://www.aphl.org/professional_development/Pages/Competencies-Tools.aspx
Residual Dried Blood Spothttps://www.aphl.org/toolkits/Lists/Highlighted Content/DispForm.aspx?ID=2Residual Dried Blood Spot<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/residual%20dried%20blood%20spot%20toolkit-middle.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/Documents/NBS-Jan2018-RDBS-Toolkit-Update.pdf, https://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/Documents/NBS-Jan2018-RDBS-Toolkit-Update.pdf
Moving to a New Sitehttps://www.aphl.org/toolkits/Lists/Highlighted Content/DispForm.aspx?ID=3Moving to a New Site<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/moving%20to%20a%20new%20site.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/Documents/QS_PracticalGuideMoving_62015.pdf, https://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/Documents/QS_PracticalGuideMoving_62015.pdf

 

 

Packaging and Shipping Biological Substanceshttps://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/Documents/QSA-2021-Pack-Ship-Guidance-Biological-Substances-Job-Aid.pdfPackaging and Shipping Biological SubstancesUse this guide to correctly pack, ship, label and document all Category B specimens.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy: New Disorder Resourceshttps://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/Documents/NBS-2021-NewSTEPS-SMA-Toolkit.pdfSpinal Muscular Atrophy: New Disorder ResourcesLearn how to communicate with and educate key stakeholders when implementing new newborn screening tests.
Packaging and Shipping Training Guidehttps://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/Documents/QSA-2021-Pack-Ship-Training-Requirements-Job-Aid.pdfPackaging and Shipping Training GuideFor those who package or ship potentially-infectious specimens for transport, use this guide to determine training requirements based on your job function(s).
2013 and 2015 GC & CT Testing Practices Surveyhttps://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/Documents/ID-2021-GC-CT-Testing-Practices-Survey-Report.pdf2013 and 2015 GC & CT Testing Practices SurveyCompares CT and GC testing practices of US clinical laboratories in 2013 prior to the updated CDC recommendations and in 2015 following the updated recommendations.