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

 

 

Blood Lead Sampling and Testing Best Practiceshttps://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/Documents/EH-2020-Blood-Lead-Best-Practices.pdfBlood Lead Sampling and Testing Best PracticesThis interactive checklist outlines best practices for reducing contamination when testing blood for lead.
MTBC Suggested Standard Reporting Languagehttps://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/Documents/ID_2017Apr-MTBC-Suggested-Reporting-Language.pdfMTBC Suggested Standard Reporting LanguageThis document intends to clarify and guide how to report test results to clinicians or submitting agencies as well as recommendations for follow-up testing if appropriate.
BioPlex 2200 HIV Ag-Ab Assay Fact Sheet (Apr 2019)https://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/Documents/ID-2019Apr-BioPlex-HIV-Ag-Ab-Testing-Fact-Sheet.pdfBioPlex 2200 HIV Ag-Ab Assay Fact Sheet (Apr 2019)This document provides clarification on reporting BioPlex® 2200 HIV Ag-Ab Assay results and what to use when determining next steps in the HIV Laboratory Diagnostic Testing Algorithm.
Suggested Reporting Language for HIV Algorithmhttps://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/Documents/ID_2017Apr-HIV-Lab-Test-Suggested-Reporting-Language.pdfSuggested Reporting Language for HIV AlgorithmAn overall update to the 2013 version of suggested language for laboratories to use when reporting to healthcare providers and surveillance programs.