Training

Correspondence Courses (Continuing Education)

Correspondence courses may be purchased to earn continuing education which can be used to meet WV CLP Licensure renewal requirements.  The following links give information about each of the courses we currently offer.  Courses may be purchased by printing the brochure and mailing the course request and a check to our office.  You may also enroll and pay online using this link: Order a Correspondence Course Online.  In order to earn continuing education credits, you must return your test to this office and pass with 70% or greater.  Please allow 2 weeks for this office to process training requests and grade submitted tests.  Please note ... courses can only be taken once in a three year period.

Body Fluids Course Brochure
Following Manufacturer's Instructions Course Brochure
 

Newborn Screening Blood Collection DVD Loan Program

The Office of Laboratory Services' Training Section works with our Newborn Screening Lab to provide free training to hospital personnel who collect newborn screening blood samples.  Through our DVD loan program, facilities can borrow the Clinical and Laboratories Standard Institute produced DVD "Making a Difference Through Newborn Screening: Blood Collection on Filter Paper" which is based on CLSI Standard NBS01-A6.  This 30-minute video provides detailed information on preparing to take a sample, sample collection and sample submission.  To request a loan, print and complete the order form below.
Newborn Screening Blood Collection Training DVD Request Form

Newborn Screening Blood Collection Videos Online

A short online video for how to collect newborn screening blood samples is available below.  This video is focused on sample collection and is not as extensive as the CLSI DVD.  The following video was produced to be in compliance with a small part of the CLSI Standard NBS01-A6.
PerkinElmer: How to Collect Blood Spot Specimens From Newborns
 

Laboratory Preparedness Reference

The Clinical Laboratory Preparedness and Response Guide (Blue Book) contains multiple sections of valuable reference materials for the clinical laboratory.  This resource is available for free at the link below. 
Clinical Laboratory Preparedness and Response Guide (Blue Book)
 

Contact Information

WV Office of Laboratory Services
ATTN: Training & Evaluation Section
167 Eleventh Avenue
South Charleston, WV  25303

Training & Evaluation Support Secretary

Amy Grandstaff
Email: amy.e.grandstaff@wv.gov
Phone: 304-558-3530 extension 2111
Fax: 304-746-0658

Training & Evaluation Supervisor

Dana Stillwagon
Email: dana.m.stillwagon@wv.gov

Phone: 304-558-3530 extension 2106
Fax: 304-746-0658