DOH: Laboratory Reporting Requirements for SARS-CoV-2 and Ensuring Complete Reporting of Patient Demographics

Lisa Volk and Jackie Pappalardi in Clinical & Quality

As the landscape of available tests for the COVID-19 infection continues to evolve, it is essential that the reporting of results for SARS-CoV-2 testing is complete, accurate, and timely. Efforts to successfully reopen businesses, schools, and other entities affected by current social distancing requirements will rely upon State and local public health officials having greatly expanded access to testing and accurate testing data. These efforts will also rely upon promptly interviewing positive cases, performing contact investigations, and issuing isolation and quarantine orders. See attached for full details.

For questions, please send an e-mail to bcdc@health.ny.gov.

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16