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Jumping into Pooled COVID-19 Testing from an Informatics Perspective

From the 2021 Joint Annual Meeting (recorded 6/29/2021)
Presented by Andrea Pitkus, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM

Learn about the types of COVID-19 pooled testing, how they are mapped and reported as well as considerations in how these data are used. Distinctions will be made with pooled testing used for screening, diagnostic and surveillance purposes. Limitations, cautions, and interoperability aspects will be presented.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Contrast the two main ways pooled testing is performed.
  • List the different types of testing that can be pooled.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of pooled testing.

CE ACCREDITATION
ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION
This Intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.