11/18/2022: Lab Update: Join the next Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS) Call on Monday, November 21 at 3:00 PM ET

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Laboratory and Testing Professionals

Level: Laboratory Update

On Monday, November 21 from 3:00-4:00 PM ET, the Division of Laboratory Systems will host a call to discuss hot topics and to solicit the laboratory community’s questions about emergency preparedness and response. The Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS) Calls take place on the third Monday of each month and are scheduled for one hour. The next call is scheduled for Monday, December 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.

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.

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

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The Laboratory Outreach Communication System

Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS) | Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS)

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)




  • Welcome
    Sean Courtney, CDC Division of Laboratory Systems
  • Domestic Preparedness for Sudan Virus Disease
    Joanna Prasher, CDC Uganda Ebola Outbreak Response
  • Sysmex Hematology Portfolio and High Risk Sample Processing
    Andy Hay, Sysmex America, Inc.
  • Efficacy of Ebola Inactivation with Bleach and Micro-Chem Plus
    Ninecia Scott and Brian Harcourt, CDC Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology
  • SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Testing Guidance Update
    Muktha Natrajan, CDC Division of Laboratory Systems
  • Diagnostic Influenza Testing for the 2023 Influenza Season
    John Barnes, CDC Influenza Division

Zoom Information

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

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

Passcode: 048861a!

To 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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