Additional Requirements for COVID-19 Tests
There has been a change to the requirements in ordering COVID-19 tests. For tools associated with slowing and preventing the spread of COVID-19 to be more effective we are asking that test documentation now include race and ethnicity to be added to the data fields. For details please read the Washington State Letter on COVID-19 Electronic Reporting and Inclusion of Demographic Information from Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH Deputy Health Officer State Epidemiologist for Communicable Diseases.
Please also take a moment to review the following requirements and guidelines:
Washington State Notifiable Conditions Reporting Webpage
Federal Letter on COVID-19 Pandemic Response Lab Data Reporting (CARES Act Section 18115)
CDC COVID-19 Lab Data Reporting Webpage
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