08/31/2020: Lab Update: Join the Next Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Call on Monday, August 31 at 3:00 PM EDT

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Level: Laboratory Update

On Monday, August 31, 2020 from 3:00-4:00 PM EDT, CDC’s Division of Laboratory Systems will host a call to discuss hot topics and to solicit the laboratory community’s questions about the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Calls take place every other week and last for one hour. The next call will be on Monday, September 14 at 3:00 PM EDT. Please see below for Zoom information.

Please refer to the attached agenda for an outline of Monday’s call. If you would like to submit a question for consideration, email DLSinquiries@cdc.gov in advance or use the Question & Answer (Q&A) function in Zoom during the call.

For more information, visit the Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Call website.

For questions, please contact us at LOCS@cdc.gov.

Thank you,

The Laboratory Outreach Communication System

Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Call Agenda


  • Jasmine Chaitram, CDC Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS)

AMP SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Testing Follow-up Survey

  • Robyn Temple-Smolkin, Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)

CMS Update – CLIA Rule for Reporting COVID-19 Test Results

  • Regina Van Brakle and Amy Zale, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Laboratory Training Update

  • Joe Rothschild, CDC Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS)

FDA Update

  • Tim Stenzel, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

August 31, 2020 Meeting Materials

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