Laboratory News and Emerging Issues
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
For assistance with chemical terrorism preparedness, including rapid toxic screening questions or training, contact: Chemical Terrorism Specialist, Joel Felix, 444-9653 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For assistance with Harvest Webstation or Copia, contact: Data Coordinator, Kim Varvel, 444-4115 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org