DPH: Laboratory Reporting

Laboratory Reporting

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The Laboratory Report of Significant Findings Form OL-15C is the primary form used to report diseases on the current list of laboratory reportable significant findings. Other methods approved by the Department of Public Health (DPH), such as electronic files, may also be used. Laboratory reports in electronic format require special arrangements to assure accurate transfer of information and protect patient confidentiality. The DPH is transitioning electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) to our new ELR system. For additional information about the CT ELR, please visit http://www.ct.gov/dph/elr
 
All requested information must be supplied by the director of the primary laboratory. Fillable forms are available online or paper copies can be ordered by contacting the Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program at 860-509-7994. Information to be reported is outlined below. All diseases on the current list of laboratory reportable significant findings must be reported as specified in the Connecticut Epidemiologist newsletter.

 
Each Report Must Include
  • Full name, address, date of birth, age, sex, race, ethnicity, and occupation of person affected
  • Infectious agent or other reportable laboratory findings
  • Date of collection
  • Method of identification
  • Full name, address, and telephone number of the provider
  • Full name, address, and telephone number of the person reporting and date of report  
  Distribution of Completed Report Forms  
  •  Mailed reports must be in envelopes marked "Confidential"
  •  One copy must be mailed or faxed to the DPH
  •  One copy must be mailed to the Director of Health of the patient's town of residence
  •  One copy must be kept for the patient's medical record   
DPH Contact Information  
 
Completed OL-15C forms should be mailed or faxed to the DPH: 
Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS#11FDS
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
 
Fax: 860-509-7910
Laboratory results may be called into the DPH at: 
860-509-7994 
For after hours, weekends, and holidays call: 
860-509-8000
  
 
 
 
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Confirmation
 
When a laboratory identifies or presumptively identifies a significant isolate or other finding that requires confirmation by the state laboratory as required in the annual list, the director of the primary laboratory must submit the isolate or specimen from which the finding was made to the: 
Dr. Katherine A. Kelley State Public Health Laboratory
Connecticut Department of Public Health
395 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3503
 
Main Phone Number: 860-920-6500
 
 
Reporting Laws 
Annual List
(Connecticut General Statute - Section 19a-36-A2)
An annual list of the laboratory reportable significant findings will be prepared and mailed to directors of clinical laboratories licensed, registered, or approved by the Department of Public Health (DPH). Please refer to the current list when reporting findings since the list will be reviewed annually and revised when necessary.
 
Persons Required to Report Laboratory Reportable Significant Findings
(Public Health Code - Section 19a-36-A4)
The director of a laboratory that receives a primary specimen or sample, which yields a reportable laboratory finding, shall be responsible for reporting such findings within 48 hours to the local director of health of the town in which the affected person normally resides. In the absence of such information, the reports should go to the town from which the specimen originated and to the Department of Public Health.
 
 
 
 




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