Office of Laboratory Services (OLS) 167 11th Avenue South Charleston WV 25303
Office of Laboratory Services' Mission Dedicated to the promotion and protection of West Virginia's public health by supporting state and local infectious disease control efforts through diagnostic testing, preventing metabolic disorders detectable at birth, and assuring the quality of testing in clinical and environmental laboratories.
Diagnostic Immunology • Rubella • Syphilis • Lyme • Hepatitis A (outbreak situations) • Hepatitis B • Hepatitis C • HIV • Chlamydia • Gonorrhea
Diagnostic Immunology and Corrections So what do you do for us?? • Adult Immunization Project • Chlamydia and Gonorrhea testing
Diagnostic Immunology : Adult Hepatitis B Immunization Project • Currently only 2 facilities are involved in this project. • Tygart Valley Regional Jail • Southern Regional Jail OLS performs Hepatitis B and C testing.
The Lab provides the following supplies for this program: 8.5 mL blood tubes Needle and Hub Assembly DOT approved shipping supplies Current Submission Form Current Supply Requisition Form Forms and DOT Regs are also available online at www.wvdhhr.org /labservices
Diagnostic Immunology Chlamydia/Gonorrhea Testing This testing has been offered to Prison, Jails and Juvenile Detention Centers. Working with Sites for over 6 years Lab performs Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Testing using a noninvasive urine specimen
The Lab provides the following supplies for this program: Urine Collection Device Plastic Transfer Pipette Urine Sample Cup Urine Sample Cup Lids DOT Approved Shipping Supplies Current Submission Form Current Supply Requisition Form Also available online at www.wvdhhr.org/labservices
Most Common Problems • Specimens held for to long before mailing • Forms filled out incorrectly • Date of collection missing from the submission form • Not packaging specimens according to DOT regulations. ( A fine could be levied against the facility). • Expired Media • Lack of Contact Person
Diagnostic Immunology Contact Information • Diagnostic Immunology Section • 1-304-558-3530 ext 2405 • HIV/AIDS and STD (HADS) • 1-304-558-2195