Laboratory Surge Response to Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Outbreak, New York City Metropolitan Area, USA
James M. Crawford, Robert Stallone, Fan Zhang, Mary Gerolimatos, Diamanto D. Korologos, Carolyn Sweetapple, Marcella de Geronimo, Yosef Dlugacz, Donna M. Armellino, and Christine C. Ginocchio
Author affiliations: North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System Laboratories, Manhasset, New York, USA (J.M. Crawford, R. Stallone, F. Zhang, M. Gerolimatos, D.D. Korologos, C.C. Ginocchio); Krasnoff Quality Management Institute of the North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System, Manhasset (C. Sweetapple, M. de Geronimo, Y. Dlugacz); North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset (D.M. Armellino)
Figure 1. Daily clinical virology test volumes in the North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System, New York City metropolitan area, USA, April 24–May 15, 2009. General clinical laboratories performed influenza A/B rapid antigen testing only. The central Clinical Virology Laboratory performed direct immunofluorescence antibody testing and R-Mix viral culture, and beginning May 2, the central Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory performed molecular testing for respiratory viruses (xTAG Respiratory Virus Panel, Luminex Molecular Diagnostics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada).
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