09/25/2020: Lab Update: Join the Next Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Call on Monday, September 28 at 3:00 PM EDT

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Level: Laboratory Update

On Monday, September 28, 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 generally take place every other week and last for one hour; however, due to the Columbus Day holiday, the next call is scheduled for Monday, October 19. 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)

CLSI Resources for COVID-19 Testing

  • James Nichols, Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)

CMS Update – Testing and Reporting Questions

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

Updates and Priorities for the Laboratory Task Force, CDC COVID-19 Emergency Response

  • Leslie Dauphin, Laboratory Task Force, CDC COVID-19 Emergency Response

FDA Update

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

September 28, 2020 Meeting Materials

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