In February 2011, the CLSS 2010 was distributed to 50 state public health laboratories and the District of Columbia public health laboratory. Of the 51 state laboratories represented by APHL, 49 (96.1%) completed the survey.

Simliar to CLSS 2008, states were more likely to meet the subobjectives that related to traditional public health laboratory functions, such as disease surveillance and reference testing.  A significant increase was seen in food safety, laboratory improvement, and training.  Other areas, such as partnerships and environmental testing, were less often met.  Overall, there was improvement seen in the average number of objectives met: 2006 (5.85 objectives met per state), 2008 (6.22 objectives met per state) and 2010 (7.71 objectives met per state).

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CLSS Graph comparing 2006, 2008, 2010

Please click on the following link to learn more about CLSS 2010:

CLSS 2010 Survey Questions

For more information contact, Tina Su, MPH, Senior Specialist, Laboratory Systems and Standards, 240.485.2729,