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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

If you have questions please email doh-ncov-epi@doh.wa.gov