DLS Publications

The following references represent DLS publications from 2013 to present. The topics covered are as follows:

Informatics and Data Science

  1. Cheng C., Wu H., Thompson P.J., Taylor J.R., Zehnbauer B.A., Wilson K.K., and Wang M.D. Anticoagulation manager: Development of a clinical decision support mobile application for management of anticoagulants.  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, EMBC. Orlando, FL, USA. 2016; 16: 2582-2585.
  2. Shirts, B.H., Jackson, B.R., Baird, G.S., Baron, J.M., Clements, B., Grisson, R., Hauser, R.G., Taylor, J.R., Terrazas, E., Brimhall, B. Clinical Laboratory Analytics: Challenges and Promise for an Emerging Discipline. Journal of Pathology Informatics 2015; 6(9).
  3. Sawchuk, M., Cornish, N., Gagnon, M., Pollock, A., Linville, M., Stinn, J., Lubin, I. The Essential Role of Laboratory Professionals, Ensuring the Safety and Effectiveness of Laboratory Data in Electronic Health Records Systems.      2014. https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dls/documents/laboratory-data-EHRs_2014.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB].
  4. Andrews, W., Duffey, P., Peterson, G., Conde, J.M., Kakkar, R., Krueger, J., Meigs, M., Bandyopadhyay, K., Adebola, S., Ridderhof, J., Soroka, S., Barbagallo, A., Hadley, C., Zarcone, P., Meeks, E. Laboratory Efficiencies Initiative: Informatics Self-Assessment Tool for Public Health Laboratories. 2013.         https://www.aphl.org/programs/informatics/Pages/Informatics-Self-Assessment-Tool.aspxexternal icon.
  5. Savel, T.G., Lee, B.A., Ledbetter, G., Brown, S., LaValley, D., Taylor, J., Thompson, P. PTT Advisor: A CDC-Supported Initiative to Develop a Mobile Clinical Laboratory Decision Support Application for the iOS Platform. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics 2013; 5(2): 215.

Laboratory Practice Guidelines and Best Practice Recommendations

  1. Sandhu, P.K., Musaad, S.M.A., Remaley, A.T., Buehler, S.S., Strider, S., Derzon, J.H., Vesper, H.W., Ranne, A., Shaw, C.S., Christenson, R.H. Lipoprotein Biomarkers and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: A Laboratory Medicine Best Practices (LMBP) Systematic Review. Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine 2016; 1(2): 214-229.
  2. Gargis, A.S., Kalman, L., Lubin, I.M. Assuring the Quality of Next-Generation Sequencing in Clinical Microbiology and Public Health Laboratories. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2016; 54(12): 2857-2865.
  3. LaRocco, M.T., Franek, J., Leibach, E.K., Weissfeld, A.S., Kraft, C.S., Sautter, R.L., Baselski, V., Rodahl, D., Peterson, E.J., Cornish, N.E. Effectiveness of Preanalytic Practices on Contamination and Diagnostic Accuracy of Urine Cultures: A Laboratory Medicine Best Practices Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clinical Microbiology Reviews 2016; 29(1): 105-147.
  4. Buehler, S.S., Madison, B., Snyder, S.R., Derzon, J.H., Cornish, N.E., Saubolle, M.A., Weissfeld, A.S., Weinstein, W.P., Liebow, E.B., Wolk, D.M. Effectiveness of Practices to Increase Timeliness of Providing Targeted Therapy for Inpatients with Bloodstream Infections: A Laboratory Medicine Best Practices Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clinical Microbiology Reviews 2016; 29(1): 59-103.
  5. Gargis, A.S., Kalman, L., Bick, D.P., Da Silva, C., Dimmock, D.P., Funke, B.H., Gowrisankar, S., Hegde, M.R., Kulkarni, S., Mason, C.E., Nagarajan, R., Voelkerding, K.V., Worthey, E.A., Aziz, N., Barnes, J., Bennett, S.F., Bisht, H., Church, D.M., Dimitrova, Z., Gargis, S.R., Hafez, N., Hambuch, T., Hyland, F.C.L., Luna, R., MacCannell, D., Mann, T., McCluskey, M.R., McDaniel, T.K., Ganova-Raeva, L.M., Rehm, H.L., Reid, J., Campo, D.S., Resnick, R.B., Ridge, P.G., Salit, M.L., Skums, P., Wong, L-J C., Zehnbauer, B.A., Zook, J.M., Lubin, I.M. Good Laboratory Practice for Clinical Next-Generation Sequencing Informatics Pipelines. Nature Biotechnology 2015; 33: 689-693.
  6. Hegde, M., Bale, S., Bayrak-Toydemir, P., Gibson, J., Jeng, L.J.B., Joseph, L., Laser, J., Lubin, I.M., Miller, C.E., Ross, L.F., Rothberg, P.G., Tanner, A.K., Vitazka, P., Mao, R. Reporting Incidental Findings in Genomic Scale Clinical Sequencing- A Clinical Laboratory Perspective: A Report of the Association for Molecular Pathology. The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2015; 17(2): 107-117.
  7. Layfield, C., Rose, J., Alford, A., Snyder, S.R., Apple, F.S., Chowdhury, F.M., Kontos, M.C., Newby, L.K., Storrow, A.B., Tanasijevic, M., Leibach, E., Liebow, E.B., Christenson, R.H. Effectiveness of Practices for Improving the Diagnostic Accuracy of Non ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the Emergency Department: A Laboratory Medicine Best Practices Systematic Review. Clinical Biochemistry 2015; 48(4-5): 204-212.
  8. Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Utilization of CDC Recommendations for Good Laboratory Practices in Biochemical Genetic Testing and Newborn Screening for Inherited Metabolic Diseases: Current Status, Lessons Learned and Next Steps to Advance and Evaluate Impact. 2014. http://www.aphl.org/AboutAPHL/publications/Documents/CDCRecommendationsGoodLabPractices_OCT2014.pdfpdf iconexternal icon
  9. Counts, J.M., Astles, J.R., Lipman, H.B. Assessing Physician Utilization of Laboratory Practice Guidelines: Barriers and Opportunities for Improvement. Clinical Biochemistry 2013; 46:1554-1560.
  10. Wright, D.W., Kellermann, A., McGuire, L.C., Chen, B., Popovic, T.   CDC Grand Rounds: Reducing Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries in the United States. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2013; 62(27): 549-552. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6227a2.htm.
  11. Kahn, S.E., Astles, J.R., Lo, S.F., Bennett, M.J. The AGREE II Instrument is Helpful for Creation of National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory Medicine Best Practice Guidelines. Clinical Chemistry 2013; 59(2): 446-447.

Genetic Testing Reference Material (GeT-RM) Coordination Program

  1. Gaedigk, A., Turner, A., Everts, R.E., Scott, S.A., Aggarwal, P., Broeckel, U., McMillin, G.A., Melis, R., Boone, E.C., Pratt, V.M., Kalman, L.V. Characterization of Reference Materials for Genetic Testing of CYP2D6 Alleles: A GeT-RM Collaborative Project. The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2019; 21(6): 1034–1052. https://jmd.amjpathol.org/article/S1525-1578(19)30350-2/fulltextexternal icon.
  2. Pratt, V.M., Everts, R.E., Aggarwal, P., Beyer, B.N., Broeckel, U., Epstein-Baak, R., Hujsak, P., Kornreich, R., Liao, J., Lorier, R., Scott, S.A., Smith, C.H., Toji, L.H., Turner, A., Kalman, L.V. Characterization of 137 Genomic DNA Reference Materials for 28 Pharmacogenetic Genes A GeT-RM Collaborative Project. The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2016; 18(1): 109-123.
  3. Kalman, L.V., Datta, V., Williams, M., Zook, J.M., Salit, M.L., Han, J-H. Development and Characterization of Reference Materials for Genetic Testing: Focus on Public Partnerships. Annals of Laboratory Medicine 2016; 36(6): 513-520.
  4. Kalman L.V., Agundez J.A.G., Lindqvist Appell M., Black J.L., Bell G.C., Boukouvala S., Bruckner C., Bruford E., Caudle K., Coulthard S.A., Daly A.K., Del Tredici A.L., den Dunnen J.T., Drozda K., Everts R.E., Flockhart D., Freimuth R.R., Gaedigk A., Hachad H., Hartshorne T., Ingelman-Sundberg M., Klein T.E., Lauschke V.M., Maglott D.R., McLeod H.L., McMillin G.A., Meyer U.A., Muller D.J., Nickerson D.A., Oetting W.S., Pacanowski M., Pratt V.M., Relling M.V., Roberts A., Rubinstein W.S., Sangkuhl K., Schwab M., Scott S.A., Sim S.C., Thirumaran R.K., Toji L.H., Tyndale R.F., van Schaik R.H.N., Whirl-Carrillo M., Yeo K.T.J., Zanger U.M.  Pharmacogenetic allele nomenclature:  International workgroup recommendations for test result reporting.  Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2016; 99(2): 172-185 (Epub 2015 Nov 20).
  5. Kalman, L.V., Tarleton, J.C., Percy, A.K.,Aradhya, S., Bale, S., Barker, S.D., Bayrak-Toydemir, P., Bridges, C., Buller-Burckle, A.M., Das, S., Iyer, R.K., Vo, T.D., Zvereff, V.V., Toji, L.H.        Development of a Genomic DNA Reference Material Panel for Rett Syndrome (MECP-Related Disorders) Genetic Testing. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2014; 16(2): 273-279.
  6. Kalman, L.V., Lubin, I.M., Barker, S., du Sart, D., Elles, R., Grody, W.W., Pazzagli, M., Richards, S., Schrijver, I., Zehnbauer, B. Current Landscape and New Paradigms of Proficiency Testing and External Quality Assessment for Molecular Genetics. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 2013; 137: 983-998.
  7. Kalman, L., Tarleton, J., Hitch, M., Hegde, M., Hjelm, N., Berry-Kravis, E., Zhou, L., Hilbert, J.E., Luebbe, E.A., Moxley, R.T., Toji, L. Development of a Genomic DNA Reference Material Panel for Myotonic Dystrophy Type I (DM1) Genetic Testing. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2013: 15(4): 518-525.

Strengthening Public Health Laboratory Systems

  1. Buchanan V., Zanto S., Breckenridge K., Su T., Chen, B. Electronic Notification to Improve Surveillance, Quality of NBS Pre-analytic Processes. APHL Lab Matters, Winter 2016. https://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=290925&pre=1#{“issue_id”:290925,”page”:24}external icon.
  2. Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Regional Networks and Ensuring Future Access to Comprehensive Public Health Laboratory Testing Services: An APHL/CDC Consultation Final Report. Silver Spring, MD: APHL; 2015. https://www.aphl.org/aboutAPHL/publications/Documents/QS-Regional_Networks-PHL_testing_services012016.pdfpdf iconexternal icon.
  3. Blank, E., Breckenridge, K., Kyriacopolous, P., Daher, S., Besser, J., Chaitram, J., Jones, G., Schultz, A., Kobelski, R., Owen, S.M., Starks, A., Bellini, W.J., Stamey, F., Andreadis, J., Berkery, M., Penn, M., Jernigan, D., Chu, M., Moulton, A., Ned, R., Ridderhof, J., Smith, C.K., Subbarao, S. Policy Guide for Public Health Laboratory Test Service Sharing. 2014. https://www.aphl.org/aboutaphl/publications/documents/lei-policy-guide_april2014.pdfpdf iconexternal icon.
  4. Ridderhof, J.C. and Wilcke, B.W. Public Health Laboratory Systems: At the Crossroads. Public Health Reports 2013: 128(Suppl 2): 1-6.
  5. Ridderhof, J.C., Moulton, A.D., Ned, R.M., Nicholson, J.K.A., Chu, M., Becker, S.J., Blank, E.C., Breckenridge, K.J., Waddell, V., Bropkopp, C. The Laboratory Efficiencies Initiative: Partnership for Building a Sustainable National Public Health Laboratory System. Public Health Reports 2013; 128(Suppl 2): 20-33.

Proficiency Testing Evaluation and Monitoring

  1. Earley, M.C., Astles, J.R. Proficiency Testing Program Providers Respond to Client Concerns. Medical Laboratory Observer 2016; 48(6): 12-14, 16.
  2. Marie C. Earley, J. Rex Astles, and Karen Breckenridge. Practices and Perceived Value of Proficiency Testing in Clinical Laboratories. Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine 2017. 1:415-420.
  3. Astles, J.R., Stang, H., Alspach, T., Mitchell, G., Gagnon, M., Bosse, D. CLIA Requirements for Proficiency Testing: The Basics for Laboratory Professionals. Medical Laboratory Observer 2013: 45(9): 8-10, 12, 14-15.
  4. Stang, H., Anderson, N.L. Use of Proficiency Testing as a Tool to Improve Quality in Microbiology Laboratories. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter 2013: 35(18): 145-152.

Training and Workforce Development

  1. Chen, B., Shahangian, S., Taylor, T.H., Yesupriya, A., Carol Greene, C., Curry, V.J., Zehnbauer, B.A. Evaluation of Diverse Health Professionals’ Learning Experience in a Continuing Education Activity for Quality Practices in Molecular Genetic Testing. Clinical Laboratory Science 2016; 29(4): 200-211.Iskander, J., Ari, M., Chen, B., Hall, S., Ghiya, N., Popovic, T. Public Health Grand Rounds at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Evaluation: Feedback From a Broad Community of Learners. J Public Health Management Practice, 2013, 00(00), 1–9.
  2. Ned-Sykes, R., Johnson, C., Ridderhof, J.C., Perlman, E., Pollock, A., DeBoy, J.M. Competency Guidelines for Public Health Laboratory Professionals: CDC and the Association of Public Health Laboratories. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2015; 64(01): 1-81. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/other/su6401.pdfpdf icon.
  3. Brunson, T., Chen, B.  An Online Interactive Course on Good Laboratory Practices for Molecular Genetic Testing.  American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Newsletter, July 2, 2013.

Improving Quality, Safety, and Utilization of Laboratory Services

  1. Rubinstein, M., Hirsch, R., Bandyopadhyay, K., Madison, B., Taylor, T., Ranne, A., Linville, M., Donaldson, K., Lacbawan, F., Cornish, N. Effectiveness of Practices to Support Appropriate Laboratory Test Utilization. American Journal of Clinical Pathology 2018;149:197-221.
  2. Taylor, J.R., Thompson, P.J., Genzen, J.R., Hickner, J., Marques, M.B. Opportunities to Enhance Laboratory Professionals’ Role on the Diagnostic Team. Laboratory Medicine 2017; 48(1): 97-103. (Epub 2016 Oct 15).
  3. Scheuner, M.T., Peredo, J., Tangney, K., Schoeff, D., Sale, T., Lubick-Goldzweig, C., Hamilton, A., Hilborne, L., Lee, M., Mittman, B., Yano, E.M., Lubin, I.M. Electronic Health Record Interventions at the Point of Care Improve Documentation of Core Processes and Decrease Orders for Genetic Tests Commonly Ordered by Nongeneticists. Genetics in Medicine  2017; 19(1): 112-120 (Epub 2016 Jun 30).
  4. Stang, H., Bosse, D., Anderson, N. Provider-Performed Microscopy Procedures: A Focus on Quality Practices. 2016. https://wwwn.cdc.gov/CLIA/Resources/PPMP/pdf/15_258020-A_Stang_PPMP_Booklet_FINAL.pdfpdf icon.
  5. Anderson, N. The Individualized Quality Control Plan- Coming Soon to Clinical Microbiology Laboratories Everywhere! Clinical Microbiology Newsletter 2015; 37(22): 177-185.
  6. Sealy, T.K., Erickson, B.R., Taboy, C.H., Stroher, U., Towner, J.S., Andrews, S.E., Rose, L.E., Weirich, E., Lowe, L., Klena, J.D., Spiropoulou, C.F., Rayfield, M.A., Bird, B.H. Laboratory Response to Ebola- West Africa and United States. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2016; 65(3): 44-49.
  7. Snelling, T., Strider, S., Pollock, A., Dyer, K., Flacks, C.J., Meyers, P.A., Perfetto, R.M., Snyder, A. Individualized Quality Control Plan – Developing an IQCP: A Step-By-Step Guide. 2015.  https://wwwn.cdc.gov/CLIA/Documents/IQCP%20Layout.pdfpdf icon.
  8. Shahangian, S., Alspach, T.D., Astles, J.R., Yesupriya, A., Dettwyler, W.K. Trends in Laboratory Test Volumes for Medicare Part B Reimbursements, 2000-2010. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 2014; 138(2): 189-203.
  9. Marques, M.B., Hickner, J., Thompson, P.J., Taylor, J.R. Primary Care Physicians and the Laboratory: Now and the Future.   American Journal of Clinical Pathology 2014; 142(6): 738-740.
  10. Hickner, J., Thompson, P.J., Wilkinson, T., Epner, P., Sheehan, M., Pollock, A.M., Lee, J., Duke, C.C., Jackson, B.R., Taylor, J.R. Primary Care Physicians’ Challenges in Ordering Clinical Laboratory Tests and Interpreting Results. The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 2014; 27(2): 268-274.
  11. Williams, L.O., Kupka, N.J., Schmaltz, S.P., Barrett, S., Uyeki, T.M., Jernigan, D.B. Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Test Use and Antiviral Prescriptions in Outpatient Settings: Pre- and Post-2009 H1N1 Pandemic. Journal of Clinical Virology 2014; 60(1): 27-33.
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