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Follow the links below to past issues of the Delaware Public Health Laboratory’s newsletter!

Spring 2017 Volume 40

  • Next Generation DNA Testing
  • Bioterrorism Update
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Antimicrobial Resistance map
  • National Quality Indicators in Newborn screening
  • Employee News

Winter 2015 Volume 39

  • Laboratory Preparedness Advisory Committee Meeting 
  • Molecular Diagnosis of Influenza Infection and Live Attenuated Vaccines
  • Hurricane Exercise
  • Preparedness Suites: A Retrospective
  • Employee News

Summer 2014 Volume 38

  • Give Us A Reason To Celebrate And We Will!
  • Laboratory Preparedness Advisory Committee Meeting 

Winter 2013-2014 Volume 38

  • DPHL Demonstrates Excellence in Collaborative Food Testing Methodology
  • Laboratory Preparedness Advisory Committee Fall 2013 Meeting
  • Emerging Infectious Disease Update: Influenza A/H7N9 (Eurasian Lineage) and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
  • Employee News 

Summer/Fall 2013

  • Lab week
  • Lab in a Bag
  • ELC-Food ourne Disease Surveillance Update
  • healthiest Lab Award
  • Laboratory Preparedness Advisory Committee Meeting
  • Employee News

Winter 2012-13

  • Newborn Screening 50th Anniversary
  • New DPH Medical Director
  • Preparedness Update
  • LIMS Electronic Data Messaging

Fall 2012

  • DPHL Receives Aware
  • Laboratory Preparedness Update
  • STDs in School Based Health C125
  • There was a fox . . . .
  • West Nile Virus in DE

Spring 2012

  • Laboratory Preparedness Update
  • Influenza Summary Report
  • Delaware Public Health Laboratory Week

Winter 2011-2012

  • New and Improved Trichomonas Testing
  • Operation Loose Package
  • SCID Testing Update
  • Purple Drinking Water
  • Sentinel Laboratory Workshop

Fall 2011

  • LPAC meeting
  • New HIV Testing Algorithm
  • LIMS Update
  • Influenza Update 2011-2012

Summer 2011

  • Laboratory Preparedness Advisory Committee
  • Evaluation of Gen-Probe’s APTIMA Method for the Detection of HIV-1 at DPHL
  • DPHL Celebrates National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
  • Intern Report, Employee News

Winter/Spring 2011

  • Governor Markell Announces New Drinking Water Initiatives
  • Drinking Water Laboratory Certification as it Relates to Public Health
  • Newborn Screening in Delaware - 2011 View
  • DPH Laboratory Open House, Intern Report, Employee News

Fall 2010

  • Molecular Diagnosis of Influenza: Highs and Lows
  • Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID)
  • Environmental Leadership Academy & Laboratory Accreditation
  • Biological Laboratory Preparedness Advisory Committee
  • Employee News

Summer 2010

  • Filter Concentration and Detection of BT Agents
  • Gen-Probe Molecular Test for Early Detection of HIV
  • DPHL Hosts Visitor from Guam
  • Bioterrorism Update
  • Employee News and Intern Update

Spring 2010

  • Tuberculosis-Polymerase Chain Reaction Testing at DPHL
  • Bioterrorism Update
  • LPAC Update
  • Detection of Norovirus in Food Matrices
  • National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
  • Employee News

Winter 2010

  • Navigating the Changing Tides of Professional Certification
  • Delaware's Public health Laboratory Implementing Second Tier Testing for Cystic Fibrosis
  • 2010 Training Opportunities
  • New Molecular Testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the Microbiology Section
  • We Do It for the Babies!
  • Employee News

Fall 2009

  • MMWR-Evaluation of Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests
  • Flu Results October 4 - November 30, 2009
  • What I did for my environmental Leadership Academy Project ... or The Laboratory Chemical Management System
  • My Summer at the Delaware Public Health laboratory
  • The Laboratory Preparedness Advisory Committee
  • Employee News

Summer 2009

  • Preparations for the 2009-2010 Influenza Season
  • Influenza Virus Detection Kit - instructions
  • What is Novel H1 (swine-like) Influenza and How Have Public Health Agencies Responded to it?
  • DPHL Kenyan Delegation Visit
  • Employee News

Spring 2009

  • Influenza A/H1N1 (Swine-like)
  • National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
  • DPHL Open House - photos
  • CLIA - Why is it Important?
  • LIMS Update

Winter 2008-2009

  • Delaware Public Health Laboratory System Assessment
  • Identification of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli (STEC), Serotype 0157 and Non-0157 at DPHL
  • Method Validations for the Food Emergency Response Network
  • Influenza Molecular Method Transition
  • Employee News

Fall 2008 - Text of Fall 2008

  • Delaware Public Health Laboratory Rabies Testing Policy
  • Quantiferon: New Test for Diagnosis of TB
  • Blood Lead Testing Update
  • Invitation to the Delaware Public Health Laboratory System Assessment
  • Delaware Health Advisory: Second Confirmed Influenza Case for 2008-2009

Summer 2008 - Text of Summer 2008

In this issue:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Foodborne Illness Response
  • West Nile Virus Surveillance
  • Employee News
  • Fee Increase for Newborn Screening Testing

Spring 2008 - Text of Spring 2008

In this issue:

  • Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) Testing at Delaware Public Health Laboratory
  • What is CLIA ... and Why is it Important for Laboratories?
  • Training at DPHL
  • Employee News

Winter 2007-2008 - Text of Winter 2007-2008

In this issue:

  • Norovirus Testing at Delaware Public Health Laboratory
  • Laboratory Preparedness Advisory Committee Meeting, November 15, 2007
  • Brucella Abortus RB51 and the 2007 Laboratory Preparedness Survey
  • What's New in Newborn Screening?

Fall 2007 - Text of Fall 2007

In this issue:

  • An Influential Direction
  • Delaware's Sentinel Labs Perform Rule Out Testing for BT Agents
  • March of Dimes Recognizes State of Delaware
  • HIV Testing Using "Rapid" Test Methods
  • DPHL Tests Private Drinking Water for the Delaware Cancer Consortium
  • Employee News and DPHL Employee Recognition Ceremony Awards

Summer 2007 - Text of Summer 2007

In this issue:

  • Extensively Drug-Resistant TB (XDR-TB)
  • DPHL Meetings and Trainings, March-June 2007
  • Why We Analyze Drinking Water
  • New Employees at DPHL
  • National Laboratory Training Network Converence IV
  • DPHL New Equipment

Spring 2007 - Text of Spring 2007

In this issue:

  • Blood Lead Testing at DPHL Update
  • Update Your List of Notifiable Diseases and Reporting Requirements
  • Upcoming Events at the Delaware Public Health Laboratory
  • Pesticide Program at the DPHL
  • New Chemical Preparedness Methods & Instrumentation
  • What is FERN?

January 2007 - Text of January 2007

In this issue:

  • Anatomy of a Foodborne Outbreak
  • Chemical Terrorism Update
  • DPHL Stays on the Cutting Edge
  • Preparedness Update
  • LIMS Update
  • New Equipment in Newborn Screening

Fall 2006 - Text of Fall 2006

In this issue:

  • Influenza Laboratory Testing in Delaware: Significant Contributions Towards the Influenza Vaccine Recommendations
  • A Fair Day for Public Health
  • New GenProbe Method for STD Testing
  • Avian Influenza: Pandemic Possibility
  • West Nile Virus Laboratory Testing in Delaware
  • New Employees

Spring 2006 - Text of Spring 2006

In this issue:

  • Implementing Cystic Fibrosis Testing in Delaware
  • DPHL Celebrates Fifteen Years in Smyrna
  • Select Agent Inspection
  • Employee of the Quarter - Kathy Gray, LIMS System Administrator



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