Safeguard and promote scientific research and biological resources to protect health
Public health laboratories and clinical laboratories have different focuses. While clinical laboratories assist in individual patient diagnosis and management, the focus of public health laboratories is on community health threats and working with epidemiologists and other local authorities to respond to these threats. Both laboratory types are essential in safeguarding the health of all people. To provide these essential services, these laboratories must stay on the cutting-edge of laboratory science and practice, including the use of informatics to bridge communication between laboratories, laboratories and healthcare systems, providers, patients and the public at large.
To ensure better integration of laboratory services into the healthcare system and public health, LSPPPO supports the translation and transfer of scientific research and inventions into practices, services and products. In the challenging economic climate facing all healthcare services, LSPPPO fills a critical role in facilitating positive changes in laboratory practice, whether it is for diagnostic testing, public health response, or improving communication between laboratories, providers, and patients.