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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sources Used in Current Review

Association of Public Health Laboratories. About Public Health Labs. Available online at through Accessed June 2011.

CDC. Improving the Public Health Laboratory Infrastructure. Available online at through Accessed June 2011.

CDC. Public Health Preparedness Report – Public Health Laboratories. Available online at through Accessed June 2011.

CDC. Laboratory Response Network (LRN). Available online at Accessed June 2011.

Vermont Department of Health. Public Health Laboratory. Available online at through Accessed June 2011.

Genetics and Public Policy Center. Survey of Direct-to-Consumer Testing Statutes and Regulations. June 2007. No longer available online; previously at

Genetics Home Reference. What is direct-to-consumer genetic testing? Available online at through Accessed August 2012.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

American Association for Clinical Chemistry. Order Your Own Lab Tests without Direct Physician Access. Press Release, July 31, 2001. Available online at through

Schulze, Matthew. 25 Percent More States Allow Direct Access Testing. Laboratory Medicine (American Society for Clinical Pathology). November 2001. [No longer available online.]

The College of American Pathologists (CAP). Commission on Laboratory Accreditation: Point of Care Testing Checklist. October 2001. [No longer available online.]

Jerry O’Connell, MD. Columbia Hospital for Women, Washington, DC (written communication).

Wisconsin State Journal. March 17, 2002.

Types of Clinical Labs. [No longer available online.] [No longer available online.]

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