10/16/2020: Lab Update: Join the Next Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Call on Monday, October 19 at 3:00 PM EDT

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Level: Laboratory Update

On Monday, October 19, 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 is scheduled for Monday, November 2. 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)

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Point-of-Care Test Reporting Tool for COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities

  • Kathy Bridson, CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP)

2020-2021 Influenza Testing Issues

  • Tim Uyeki, CDC Influenza Division (ID)

Effects of Increased SARS-CoV-2 Testing on Laboratory Services: An Emerging Infections Network (EIN) Survey

  • Dan Diekema, University of Iowa

FDA Update

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

How Does CDC Use COVID-19 Laboratory Testing Data?

  • Jason Hall, CDC Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections (DPEI) and Ed Lockhart, CDC Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS)

October 19, 2020 Meeting Materials

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