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Wanted!! Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA) isolates

Guidance for Implementation of CRE and CRPA testing at the Montana Public Health Laboratory 


NOTICE: Montana Public Health Laboratory to Discontinue Virology Culture Services Effective October 1, 2017

More information can be found in this notice document.


Biosafety and Laboratory Outreach

The Montana Laboratory Services Bureau offers not only testing, but also consultation and outreach in a number of different areas.

For assistance with biosafety, packaging and shipping, biopreparedness training, jurisdictional transport plans (county level), Harvest Webstation accounts, and Portacount requests or technical assistance, contact: Biosafety Officer and Laboratory Training Specialist, Crystal Fortune, 444-0930 or cfortune@mt.gov

For assistance with biopreparedness, biosafety, jurisdictional sample transport plans (county level), CAP LPX facility feedback, and sentinel laboratory outreach, contact: Bioterrorism Specialist, Lana Moyer, 444-0944 or lmoyer@mt.gov

For assistance with chemical terrorism preparedness, including rapid toxic screening questions or training, contact: Chemical Terrorism Specialist, Joel Felix, 444-9653 or jfelix@mt.gov

For assistance with Harvest Webstation or Copia, contact: Data Coordinator, Kim Varvel, 444-4115 or kvarvel@mt.gov

For assistance with laboratory safety/biosafety; quality assurance, including rapid HIV/HCV; and Portacount requests, contact: Quality Assurance and Safety Specialist, Donna Jo Hosmer, 444-5941 or dhosmer@mt.gov