Public health laboratories across the United States were consumed by COVID-19 diagnostic testing in the pandemic’s early months. But after clinical laboratories began to do most of the testing, and as more people tested themselves at home with rapid antigen tests, public health laboratories shifted from diagnostic to surveillance testing. As we discuss in our feature article, public health laboratories are developing new surveillance systems, taking advantage of new equipment and staff, and improving programs based on lessons learned from the pandemic.
Also in this issue:
- Biomonitoring and Environmental Justice
- Improving Information Sharing for Cyclospora cayetanensis
- NGS Expansion and Capacity Building in Kenya for COVID-19 and Beyond
- Public Health Laboratories Respond to Familiar Avian Influenza Threat
- How to LOINC® and SNOMED® in Pandemic Times
- The Future of Real-time PCR in the LRN-B