Thursday, April 15, 2021
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern

This session will begin with the pathogenesis and epidemiology of the SARs-CoV-2 virus and the laboratory response—or the limited response and the testing that was available. As the virus progressed globally, laboratory tests were identified that provided tools to aid in the prognosis of COVID-19. An overview of these laboratory tests will be presented. The final part will look at testing algorithms as well as lessons the laboratory has learned during this pandemic.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify characteristics of the SARs-CoV-2 virus
  • Describe laboratory testing that directly tests for COVID-19 as well as tests that support the diagnosis
  • Discuss the evolving nature of the diagnosis and treatment of this disease

​​​​This basic-level, complimentary webinar is produced by Whitehat Communications. Whitehat Communications is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.

About the Speaker

Donna Castellone

Donna D. Castellone, MS, MASCP, MT(ASCP), SH
Laboratory Consultant
Columbia Medical Center

Donna has 36 years of clinical laboratory experience in Special Coagulation and Quality Management and six years of industry clinical trial experience, including PhD work on Standardization of Laboratory Testing (all but dissertation). Donna has written several book chapters, many publications, and has presented many coagulation lectures to diverse audiences at all levels of expertise. Donna presently serves on the Executive Committee of the North American Specialized Coagulation Laboratory Association (NASCOLA) as a Secretary; on the Publication Committee and Pre-Curriculum Committee for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP); and on the Expert Committee for Hematology for the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). She is also a member of International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasias (ISTH), the International Society for Laboratory Hematology (ISLH), and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

We thank the Rocky Mountain POC Network for their commitment to supporting continuing education.

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