Comprehensive guide to all aspects of testing and information management related to COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2.
ATLANTA — Amidst the rapidly-changing and conflicting messages surrounding testing in the current pandemic, LabLynx, Inc., has published a free online book of carefully researched and fully cited news, facts and resources to serve as a reference for the laboratory and laboratory informatics industry. This book is provided by LabLynx as a free, open access ebook published through the LiMSforum.com site.
Testing is at the forefront of attention globally, playing a crucial role in providing the data to drive government and social policy during the global pandemic. Though SARS, MERS and other epidemics provide the industry with some ideas about how to cope, the sheer scope of the COVID-19 situation has little precedent, and labs find themselves breaking new ground in dealing with it. Consequently, this new publication provides a much-needed reference point for laboratory and informatics professionals to navigate their way through the various demands and challenges they currently face.
The new guide covers the full range of topics related to COVID-19 testing and informatics, including:
- COVID-19 and Testing Terminology
- History and Impact to Date
- Challenges of Managing the Disease in the Human Population
- Testing conducted on previous coronaviruses
- Organizational and agency guidance on COVID-19 testing
- Current test methods and their differences
- Laboratory informatics and workflow management
- Laboratory informatics and reporting requirements
- Additional benefits and challenges of laboratory informatics in disease testing and public health
- Key Guidance Documents
- Additional Resources and more
LabLynx, Inc. was the first Laboratory Informatics provider to deliver a true browser-based Laboratory Information Management Solution in 1997. LabLynx, Inc. was incorporated as an independently owned and operated software company in July 2000.
LabLynx has been the leader in establishing the paradigm of the LIMS as a platform-based, total laboratory solution, rather than just a means to track samples. The result is that LabLynx is a LIMS software technology company dedicated to you, your information, and your workload management. We want to make all laboratory, scientific, and healthcare organizations more productive.
Additionally, LabLynx owns and operates the largest communities and knowledge base resources dedicated to all things related to Laboratory, Medical & Scientific Informatics with www.limswiki.org and www.limsforum.com.