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1 Laboratory Information Management System, LRN & Surveillance Todd Lasco Texas Department of State Health Services Laboratory Services Section Enhancing Seasonal Influenza Surveillance Austin, Texas

2 LIMS - Current Status Today - Go-Live Virology, Mycobacteriology and Consumer Microbiology Laboratory use at the Austin & South Texas Laboratories Cohort >> LabWare LIMS User roles via Citrix > those external to DSHS 1) Epidemiologist 2) Submitter

3 DSHS Lab Contact Liz Delamater, Ph.D. Manager, Microbiological Sciences Branch Texas Department of State Health Services 1100 West 49th Street Austin, TX 78756 512-458-7592 (office) Elizabeth.Delamater@dshs.state.tx.us

4 Laboratory Response Network Established in response to Presidential Decision Directive 39 Founding partners: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Operational in August 1999

5 LRN Mission Provide infrastructure to increase laboratory capacity Respond to biological and chemical threat agents and other public health emergencies 150+ state and local public health, federal, military, food testing, veterinary, environmental, and international laboratories

6 Rule-out testing and referral of specimens Confirmatory testing for most select agents Definitive characterization of the most deadly infectious agents LRN Structure

7 Where We Started: 1999 6 Laboratories 1 Level C 5 Level B 1 Dedicated technician/lab 2 Real-time PCR machines Austin & San Antonio

8 El Paso San Antonio Houston Austin Tyler Dallas Corpus Christi Harlingen Laredo Ft. Worth Wichita Falls Lubbock Texas LRN Locations

9 11 Laboratories –10 Confirmatory laboratories each w/ BSL-3 facilities –1 BSL-2 laboratory capable of confirming B. anthracis and Y. pestis only –Laredo 2009 Real-time PCR and Time-Resolved Fluorescence (TRF) platforms in each confirmatory laboratory (10) Texas LRN Laboratories

10 Avian H5 primer/probe sets – LRN Flu A, Flu B, H1, H3, H7 primer/probe sequences - APHL Houston, Tarrant County & Dallas LRNs Texas LRN Influenza Testing

11 Establish greater connectivity between our sentinel labs and our regional LRNs Insert our regional LRNs into the loop of testing/routing samples here to DSHS for viral isolation such that that particular LRN or LRNs can provide a quicker TAT and feedback to the submitter through PCR testing at their site Test Labware LIMS functionalities Pilot

12 Texas LRN Contacts LRNNamePhone Number 24/7 Phone Number AustinRahsaan Drumgoole Grace Kubin David Klein 512-458-7185 512-458-7552 512-458-7111x3486 512-689-5537 512-634-6727 512-689-9945 Corpus ChristiDonna Rosson Sandra Heatherly 361-826-1323 361-851-7214 361-533-3500 361-533-3499 Dallas CountyJoey Stringer Edward Bannister 972-692-2762 214-819-1952 972-342-5605 214-677-7876 El PasoVACANT915-543-3255915-252-0376 Fort Worth/ Tarrant County Rebecca McMath 817-321-4755817-929-4720 Harlingen/ South Texas Kristina Zamora 956-364-8369956-454-4387 HoustonJane OBrien713-558-3490713-376-0484 LubbockKim Swacina Michael Lipton 806-775-2908 806-775-3087 806-252-3943 806-392-5125 San AntonioPatricia Blevins210-207-5883210-854-2594 Tyler/PHLETIrene Krumins903-877-5056903-312-3537 Wichita FallsJo Harp940-761-7873940-761-7800

13 Contact Information Todd Lasco Texas Department of State Health Services Laboratory Services Section MC 1947 P.O. Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347 Ph: 512.458.7111 (x3535) Fx: 512.458.7431 Todd.Lasco@dshs.state.tx.us

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