Lab PH Field Collect
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Back to Conceptual BF Document
Public Health Storyboard - Field Specimen Collection
During an emergency event or disease outbreak, Roy Responder, a member of the response team, is sent into the affected area to evaluate members of the population and collect specimens for testing. Roy Responder visits and examines Patti Person for potential exposure to the agent or condition under investigation. During the exam, the Patti answers Roy's questions. Roy collects the needed specimen(s) from Patti in order to perform the lab test(s) needed by the event. Roy adds the specimen information to Patti's record in the Outbreak Management System (OMS) on his tablet computer. Roy labels the specimen(s) with the appropriate identifiers generated by a specimen identification and tracking module loaded on his computer. Roy uploads Pattie's OMS record, including the specimen(s) and order(s) information, to the Responding Organization's consolidated OMS. The OMS sends the order(s) to the Lab's LIS/LIMS; each order includes the appropriate specimen information. Roy delivers the specimen(s) to the appropriate area to be shipped to the lab. Sam Shipper, the Shipping Clerk, prints a shipping manifest from the OMS system and packages the specimen(s) and manifest(s) for delivery to the Lab. When the Lab receives the specimen(s) with shipping manifest, the Terry Transcriptionist checks for the order(s) in the LIS/LIMS and accessions the specimen(s) by generating accession, specimen, and/or container identifiers as needed and placing the identifiers on the specimen(s). Once accessioned, the specimen(s) and test request(s) are sent for analysis. Tony Tester receives the specimens, performs the analysis on the specimen(s), and adds the results and/or interpretations to the LIS/LIMS. The LIS/LIMS sends the lab result report to the Responding Organization's OMS. The OMS notifies Roy Responder that results are available. Roy reviews the result, formulates a treatment or preventive measure if needed, and notifies Patti Person of the results and treatment or preventive measure.