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Newsletter Issues
Newsletter Issues

April 2014 - Volume 5, Issue 4

  • Lab Tour: HIV/STD
  • Texas Laboratory Response Network Meeting
  • Don’t Be Snow White – Test Your Apples First

January 2014 - Volume 5, Issue 3

  • Lab Tour: Viral Isolation 
  • Newborn Screening Tour Aids India
  • Celebrating 10 Years in the Laboratory Building

October 2013 - Volume 5, Issue 2

  • Lab Tour: Medical Parasitology
  • Flu Shot Facts
  • Newborn Screening Tour Aids Angola

July 2013 - Volume 5, Issue 1

  • Lab Tour: Specimen Acquisition
  • Newborn Screening 50th Anniversary Celebrations
  • Laboratory Response Network: Texas Style

April 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 4

  • Lab Tour: Consumer Microbiology
  • Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Newborn Screening
  • The Question of Mutual Tuberculosis Transmission
January 2013 - Volume 4, Issue 3
  • DSHS Laboratory Celebrates New Life-Saving Test for Newborns
  • Laboratory Aids in Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
  • Celebrating Immunizations

October 2012 - Volume 4, Issue 2

  • Laboratory Testing Key in West Nile Virus Surveillance
  • Gen Probe Testing for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia
  • Laboratory Building Named for Former Legislator

July 2012 - Volume 4, Issue 1

  • SCID Coming in Fall to Texas Newborn Screening Panel
  • Chagas Disease and Laboratory Diagnosis
  • BSL-3 Students Learn to Work Safely

April 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 4

  • New "Opt-In" Decision Form an Important Step for Newborn Screening
  • Communicating Newborn Screening Data Efficiently
  • The Secret (And Amazing) World of Public Health Laboratories
  • Improving Laboratory Efficiency: Lean in the DSHS Laboratory
  • Laboratory Analytical Testing Auditors: Understanding Who, Why and How
  • Introducing iPassport for Document Control

January 2012 - Volume 3, Issue 3

  • Investigating Listeriosis
  • Presenting Newborn Screening and Clinical Chemistry Process Improvements
  • Improving Laboratory Efficiency: Implementing Lean Six Sigma Principles

October 2011 - Volume 3, Issue 2

  • The Rabies Laboratory: Never a Dull Day
  • Texas Drinking Water Watch: Ensuring Drinking Water Safety
  • Remote Data Systems: An Overview of Online Results Reporting
  • Fighting Infection Through Handwashing

July 2011 - Volume 3, Issue 1

  • Improving Health Outcomes for Children: Texas Newborn Screening Performance Measures Project
  • Improving Health Outcomes for Children: Blood Lead Screening
  • Innovative Blood Test for Tuberculosis Infection
  • Laboratory History: Growing and Improving Specimen Testing
  • Emergency Preparedness Branch: "Travelling Road Show" Wet Workshops

April 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 4

  • Mumps Outbreak Testing at the DSHS Laboratory
  • Laboratory History: Establishing a State Laboratory
  • Correlation of Pap Smear and Cervical Biopsy Results
  • Container Preparation Group: Going Beyond the Scope
  • Student Programs in the Laboratory

January 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 3

  • Laboratory Awarded for 2009 H1N1 Response and for Outreach on Chemical Threats
  • Laboratory History: The Development of Public Health
  • New Package Tracking System Yields Specimen Receiving Improvements
  • The Pap Test at Women's Health Laboratory

October 2010 - Volume 2, Issue 2

  • NBS Begins Pilot Study Testing for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder
  • Medical Parasitology Laboratory
  • Action and Reaction: Chemistry at WHL

July 2010 - Volume 2, Issue 1

  • DSHS Laboratory Receives APHL Healthiest Lab Award
  • Radiological Laboratory Testing Means Safe Water
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Public Health Intern Analyzes H1N1 Laboratory Data

April 2010 - Volume 1, Issue 4

  • Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis Begins in Texas
  • Clinical Chemistry and the Texas Health Steps Program
  • South Texas Laboratory

January 2010 - Volume 1, Issue 3

  • Tuberculosis Hospital Re-Emerges
  • Laboratory Finds Lead in Imported Dried Plums
  • Laboratory View of Texas Flu Vaccinations
  • Biosafety: Maximizing Control Over Potentially Infectious Material
  • Laboratory Recycling Update

October 2009 - Volume 1, Issue 2

  • Fighting the Flu
  • Newborn Screening Expansion Update
  • Camp PHever: Summer Camp with a Mission
  • Studying Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

July 2009 - Volume 1, Issue 1 (PDF 214kb)

  • Laboratory Green Team Embodies Recycling Success
  • The Best Defense is a Good Offense: DNA Analysis for Galactosemia
  • Pandemic Influenza Grant
  • Laboratory H1N1 Influenza A Response
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Laboratory Services Section
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Austin, TX 78714-9347

Last updated May 08, 2014