Laboratory Operations Division (LOD)

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​The mission of this division is to provide quality, responsive and comprehensive business solutions through management of laboratory finances, laboratory automation support, and data review and data management.  This division provides the following services:

Contract Development and Management

We develop and manage laboratory contracts (i.e., Analytical Services; Consumable Supplies; Equipment Maintenance/Services and Management Services). Contracts are established in direct support of projects and for Laboratory operational sustainment. 

What you receive from the Laboratory Sciences Portfolio when we contract your samples:

  • Contract development and management
  • Desk top consultation
  • Review of the data package
  • Sample containers in many cases
  • Coordination of sample collection and management
  • Quality assurance and quality control
  • Data archiving ease of future retrieval

Laboratory Data Management

To manage the receipt, processing, review and distribution of contractor data generated IAW APHC-IPH contracted terms. To consolidate, prepare and submit laboratory project files containing analytical data to the national archives via the Army Records Information Management Systems (ARIMS). 

Laboratory Automation Office

Operates and manages the Laboratory Information Management (LIMS) to manage and maintain the laboratory databases in a manner that ensures automated data flow from sample log in to report generation. 

Financial Management

Manage and perform the financial activities associated with funds and budget management for the laboratory. Provide laboratory price and billing guidance.  Prepare and submit to customer invoices for laboratory services provided.  Prepare budget estimates, conduct financial analysis, provide management guidance and track budget execution.