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October 2018 Single Piece Article Volume 1, Issue 2 

Text version of October Single Piece Article Volume 1, Issue 2

  • History of the DSHS Laboratory 1928 - 2002
    Part 1 of 2 Ninety years and counting!  While the Bureau of Laboratories was officially established in 1928, there were several public health milestones that led to its creation.
Single Piece Article Volume 1

State Medical Operations Center (SMOC) 

  • To tell the story of the State Medical Operations Center is to tell the Story of one of the most influential people involved with coordinated public health in times of colossal crisis. 

Volume 8, Issue 2

Text version of articles for Volume 8, Issue 2

  • Congratulations to the recipients of the Leveraging/Collaboration Awards
  • Science in the State of Preparedness:A look at the Biological Threat Team
  • Bottles with Bar Codes: Testing Texas drinking water, one sample at a time
  • Meet your Scientist: Todd Borowski, Chemist 
  • The More You Know: Facts on Water and Anthrax, Mass Spectrometers 101

Volume 8, Issue 1

Text version of articles for Volume 8, Issue 1

  • Testing for Zika in the State of Texas
  • Joseph Hancock: Microbiologist, Arbovirus-Entomology 
  • Sending Out an S.O.S.: An infant doesn't know Morse Code, yet with a few dots dashed on a card, they can give us an S.O.S. about a major health condition within the first hours of life
  • Texas Lab History: Vaccines, geese, sheep, and petri dishes 
  • The More You Know: Laboratorian facts
  • The 5-Second Rule: Germs can't tell time (but they prefer watermelon to hard candy)
  • Texas Lab Selected to Lead Mountain Region of the AR Lab Network

Volume 7

  • Special Chemistry Team Celebrates Full Year since Implementing Cutting-Edge Sysmex XN Series Technology
  • IT Updates & Upgrades
  • Lab Tour: Clinical Bacteriology

May 2015 - Volume 6, Issue 3

  • A Public Health Lab in Action: The Blue Bell Ice Cream Scoop
  • Lean Corner: CQI Happenings
  • Lab Tour: 2015 Lab Week Scavenger Hunt - Virtual Edition -

October 2014 - Volume 6, Issue 2

  • DSHS Laboratory Meets the Challenges of Ebola Testing
  • Lab Tour: Laboratory Reporting
  • CQI Project Update: Completed Green Belt Project Saves $23,565 per year

July 2014 - Volume 6, Issue 1

  • Lab Tour: Galactosemia and Biotinidase Screening
  • First Annual Texas NBS SCID Pediatric Immunology Consultants Meeting
  • Influenza Detection and Subtyping Workshop
  • First Responder BioThreat and ChemThreat Training

    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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