JUL 14, 2020 10:00 AM PDT

COVID-19: A Clinical Lab's Response to a Pandemic

  • Associate Clinical Professor, Section Chief - Deparment of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UCLA Health System
      Dr. Omai Garner is an Associate Clinical Professor and Section Chief of Clinical Microbiology in the UCLA Health System. He received his PhD from UC San Diego in Biomedical Sciences. He was a Postdoctoral Clinical Microbiology CPEP Fellow in the Department of Pathology at UCLA, and a former McNair Scholar. Dr. Garner is Board Certified by the American Board of Medical Microbiology. Dr. Garner's research focuses on lab diagnostics and novel Point of Care Devices for infectious disease diagnosis in the developing world.


    DATE: July 14, 2020

    TIME:  10:00am PT


    This talk will cover clinical case perspectives on utilizing both molecular and serology tests for diagnosing COVID-19 active and past infections. Dr. Garner will discuss clinical lab testing algorithms for specific organism identification and immune status determination. The current CDC recommendations for utilizing both molecular and serology tests and how these can be practically employed by clinical laboratories will also be covered in this presentation.


    Learning Objectives:

    •  Identify current COVID-19 testing status and what might be next for laboratories in the US.
    • Defining and fine tuning COVID-19 diagnostic algorithms for both a serological and molecular approach.
    • Discuss current testing recommendations and their implementation by one clinical laboratory.


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