Presentation on theme: "The Illinois State Laboratories Capabilities Database Last Updated: May, 2005 Bioterrorism Committee Laboratory Workgroup."— Presentation transcript:
The Illinois State Laboratories Capabilities Database Last Updated: May, 2005 Bioterrorism Committee Laboratory Workgroup
Original Intent : To provide an electronic source of information on sample collection, specific analytes, and laboratory contacts to First Responders in the field. Subsequent Realization: A relatively comprehensive database, defining analysis capabilities of various state laboratories for specific chemical, biological or radiological agents, methods employed and instrumentation available, would serve as a great resource to the Illinois state laboratory community.
Initial Issues Information to include: Sampling, analytes, contacts but what else? Organizational Structure End-user access – who needs what information Degree of sophistication Point of Entry: General class; analyte; matrix Gathering information Defining contacts in agency labs Developing data collection forms Presentation platform CD; network-based; other options Longer-term maintenance Who and where; costs?
Example Data Collection Form Also matrices, etc.
The Analyte Class - Matrix Concept The first responder would determine the class of the analytes to be measured in the matrices of interest – the database would provide the responder with the 1° laboratory contact, with sampling and container information; and with the ability to choose specific analytes, as desired. State labs tend to be defined in terms of the matrices in which they work. For example, Dept of Ag labs do much of the animal tissue analysis in the state.
Lab Managers would have access to additional information Class Matrix X Test Method 1° Labs Contacts Capacity EquipmentCertifications Logic Sequence Illinois Analytical Laboratory Capabilities Database Analytes
Inorganic Organic Volatile Organic Semivolatile ChemicalRadiologicalBiologicalForensic Matrix-driven Approach Organic Liquid Solid Water Soil/Sediment Fertilizer Other Tissue Serum Blood Select a matrix to testSelect an analyte class Opening Page - Basic Logic 1° Lab Biochemical Biological/ Clinical
Scroll-down Table of Inorganic Chemical Parameters Bismuth Boron Cadmium Calcium Calcium Carbonate Equivalent Chloride Chromium Cobalt Copper Cyanide Fluoride Hardness Iron Lead Solid Soil/Sediment Fertilizer Other Inorganic Organic Volatile Organic Semivolatile Chemical
Laboratory Information Pull down List of Labs that do this analysis in this matrix; arranged in priority sequence: IDOA – Feed & Fertilizer, Springfield IDOA – Pesticide, Springfield IDNR – Mines and Minerals, IDNR – SWS, Champaign IDNR – WMRC, Champaign IEPA – Inorganics, Champaign Select laboratory of interest Parameter:Chemical/Inorganic - CobaltMatrix:Solid: Fertilizer
Laboratory Information Test Method & CapacityContact Information Click on button for desired information: Parameter:Chemical/Inorganic - CobaltMatrix:Solid: Fertilizer Laboratory:IDOA – Feed & Fertilizer, Springfield
Laboratory Information Capacity: Method: Other comments: 25 samples per day ASTM 1234x Samples should be dry. No need to refrigerate samples Contact InformationParameter:Chemical/Inorganic - CobaltMatrix:Solid: Fertilizer Laboratory:IDOA – Feed & Fertilizer, Springfield
Laboratory Contact Information Page Lab Address: Contact Person: Work Phone: Cell Phone: Email Address: Back-up Contact Person: Work Phone: Cell Phone: Email Address: IDOA – Feed & Fertilizer 801 E.Sangamon Ave Springfield, IL 62702 Mr. Smith 809/987-6543 809/123-4567 Smith.email@example.com Back to Opening Page
History and Current Status Gary Germann made the first attempt to gather lab capabilities information for ITTF in 2003 Database development began in Summer, 2004 after concept was approved in ITTF Lab Workgroup Data collection began via email – analyte lists were developed and individual lab capabilities were defined Database construction at WMRC was unfunded, bootlegged as time and resources permitted Contact information, radiological, inorganics and volatile organics information were built into tables Basic user-access functions were developed The work ground to a halt in May, 2005 with departure of the Access programmer.
FoodPlantAnimalClinical Environmental Other Air Soil Water ChemicalRadiologicalBiological Analyte Classes Matrices Current ITTF Lab Response Structure Labs are assigned responsibility for specific matrices under each analyte class.
Where to go next Is the database needed? If yes: Identify (and probably pay for) a programmer Verify lab contact information Renew data collection effort – semivol; biochems Resolve issues like forensic placement – who? Refine the format and user-access point. Define platform. Estimated programmer time: 50-75 hours Estimated data collector (me) time: 100-150 hours Budget: ? $2,000 to $4,000 guess
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