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AMP president updates CDC committee on H1N1 testing
Date:9/2/2009

Atlanta, GASeptember 2-3, 2009 Dr. Jan Nowak, President of the Association for Molecular Pathology presented public comments today at the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee meeting. During the initial weeks of the pandemic H1N1 influenza outbreak, community based molecular pathology laboratories developed diagnostic tests capable of rapidly detecting and confirming suspected cases of pandemic flu. Dr. Nowak reported on the efforts to confirm suspected cases in the Chicago area and among the broader AMP membership and discussed the challenges encountered by the diagnostic community as well as the opportunities to improve access to high quality rapid diagnostic tests for pandemic influenza.

AMP members stand ready to help with surge capacity during a reemergence of pandemic influenza strain during this year's flu season. Last April, when the first reports of the novel H1N1 influenza strain began to appear, community molecular pathology laboratories were confronted with the task of providing timely, useful information to their clinicians about this new infectious agent. An informal survey of AMP member laboratories during the first week of the H1N1 episode showed that 93% of the 43 respondents had a molecular assay that could detect and distinguish Influenza Type A from Type B. Those laboratories had an aggregate test capacity of 3,000 to 4,000 specimens/day, and could expand their capacity to as much as 12,000 specimens/day within 30 days if needed. Thirty-six percent of the laboratories reported having the capability of distinguishing the novel H1N1 strain from seasonal H1 strains. During week one of the outbreak, those laboratories had an aggregate test capacity approaching 2,500 specimens/day, with a potential of nearly 8,000 specimens/day within 30 days.

AMP members are uniquely qualified to develop and validate rapid diagnostics to confirm clinical cases of pandemic flu.

Early in week one of the outbreak,
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Contact: Mary Steele Williams
mwilliams@amp.org
301-634-7921
Association for Molecular Pathology
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