Ongoing Modifications to Support Molecular Testing
Orchard’s system capabilities continue to grow to support PHL information technology needs, concentrating on staying abreast of a rapidly evolving environment. As PHLs move to molecular testing methods to provide early detection of infectious diseases, Orchard’s ongoing development process continually evolves to support new genetic and molecular testing applications. Orchard has many existing interfaces to PCR, DNA, RNA, and molecular instrumentation to support both genetic and environmental testing. In addition, Orchard’s support services and request for modification process allows public health labs to have a voice in shaping future capabilities and system functionality to meet evolving needs.