04/02/2021: Lab Update: Join the Next Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Call on Monday, April 5 at 3:00 PM ET

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Individuals Performing COVID-19 Testing

Level: Laboratory Update

On Monday, April 5 from 3:00-4:00 PM ET, 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, April 19.

Please see below for agenda and Zoom information. Attendance for this call is limited to 5,000 participants, but audio, transcripts, and slides will be posted online by the following Monday.

Note: We have added a new feature before joining the call that requires a one-time registration.

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, contact us at LOCS@cdc.gov.

Thank you,

Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Response Call Agenda


  • Nancy Anderson, CDC Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS)

Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 Variants and Impact on IVD Testing

  • Richard Creager, NIH RADx Variant Task Force

Saliva-Based SARS-CoV-2 Testing Data

  • Anne Wyllie, Yale University

FDA Update

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

April 5, 2021 Meeting Materials

Transcript »

Slides »

April 19, 2021 Meeting Materials

Transcript »

Slides »

Zoom Information

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

URL: https://cdc.zoomgov.com/j/1606392851?pwd=YVE3WEQrbC9VOXRlZ1lUSUg3SGJFQT09

Passcode: 048861a!

Join by Phone:

Dial US: +1 669 254 5252 or +1 646 828 7666

Webinar ID: 160 639 2851

Passcode: 47503769

International numbers available: https://cdc.zoomgov.com/u/abvYp6DjgP

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