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The mission of the California Association of Public Health Laboratory Directors is to improve and protect public health through the promotion and advancement of public health laboratory practice.
Health Alerts - Notices
Specimen testing for Zika Virus
Specimens should be sent to CDC for Zika virus testing through VRDL. Please see the letter from Dr. Dongxiang Xia dated 1-20-16 for more information.
This call was convened on January 28 in response to reports of Zika virus in travelers returning to the US. State and Local Laboratory Directors and Member-Associates were invited. Please click here to read the alert online

Current Information and News from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Zika Travel Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory to urge rapid antiviral treatment of very ill and high-risk suspect influenza patients without waiting for testing. The entire health update is attached to this alert, and is available on the CDC website at the link 

http://emergency.cdc.gov/HAN/han00387.asp

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Member Laboratory News
Got any exciting news from your lab you want to share? Any published articles, newly validated tests? How about an upcoming event you want to advertise to other member labs? Please send to members@caphld.com for review and posting.
♦ The Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratories were approved by CDC/APHL as an Advanced Status LRN Laboratory. There are now 2 advanced status LRN laboratories in California, Los Angeles County and the CDPH State Public Health Laboratories. This designation will allow Los Angeles County to perform additional methods and participate in functional exercises and validation studies for new LRN-B methods. More to read
Calendar of Events
Conference call dates for the different committee meetings are now posted.  Please consult the Calendar Page and Member's Page.

CalREDIE Electronic Lab Reporting (ELR)

California Reportable Disease Information Exchange Electronic Lab Reporting (CalREDIE ELR) allows organizations to comply with California public health requirements regarding laboratory reporting or reportable conditions through an automated, secure process.


Members, to see the participating CalREDIE Labs, click here.
 

HIV/AIDS Laboratory Information CalREDIE ELR is NOW accepting Electronic Laboratory Results regarding HIV/AIDS information on behalf of CDPH Office of AIDS. Interested HIV ELR submitters should contact CalREDIEHelp@cdph.ca.gov for additional assistance prior to sending HIV laboratory results. Submitters should program their information systems to create HL7 v 2.5.1 ELR messages specifically limited to HIV/AIDS laboratory results. HIV-related results should not appear on the same HL7 message as results other than HIV. Submitting entities should continue to report HIV/AIDS laboratory results by traditional means (non-ELR) in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations. Please see the Office of AIDS page for more information: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/aids/Pages/Default.aspx.

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Public Health Accreditation, a 3-part series:
By Brett Austin, Lab Director Ventura County PHL
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