NEW ANNOUNCEMENT ON Laboratory Data Reporting Guidance for COVID-19 Testing
Effective June 04, 2020, there is new guidance approved by HHS. It specifies details on the additional data which has to be reported to HHS by laboratories along with COVID-19 test results.
Which entity is required to report the data?
All laboratories, testing locations operating as temporary overflow or remote locations and facilities which perform testing at the point of care or with at-home specimen collection related to COVID-19, must report information for all testings completed and for each individual tested.
When and how should a lab report the information?
It is obligatory to submit the data within 24 hours of results being determined using the following ways:
- Directly to state or local public health departments.
- Electronically to the organizations mentioned above via the Association of Public Health Laboratories’ AIMS platform or another centralized platform.
- Via Health Information Exchange (HIE).
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