Dear ASCLD Colleagues,

Plastic is the new toilet paper.

A recent NPR podcast discusses something that many of our laboratories have known for quite a while – the pandemic has caused a shortage in consumables such as pipette tips and swabs that is impacting us. 

The ASCLD Board has received emails from members asking for guidance and support in this dilemma and it has been a topic of discussion at committee meetings as well. I invite you all to log into the ASCLD Forum on our Member’s Site and share your questions, concerns, and suggestions about this and other topics.

Have a terrific week!

Be well,


Erin P. Forry

ASCLD President