POSTERS: Pathogen detection, quantification and diagnosis
Connecting diagnostic labs with a system for sharing protocols and maintaining version control
Joseph LaForest - Southern IPM Center / UGA. Kevin Ong- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Carrie Lapaire Harmon- Univ of Florida PDC
A new system has been launched to facilitate communication between diagnostic labs as well as other groups providing testing protocols. All protocols published in the system are available for adoption by any participating labs. As updates are published by the originating lab, all adopting groups are notified of the change and given the opportunity to accept the revisions or start maintaining their own version of the protocol. The system provides a forum for commenting on protocols between and within labs, public listing of protocols that a lab offers within a geographic area, and services to integrate with a lab’s data management system.