How to report COVID-19 laboratory data
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How to report COVID-19 laboratory data

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      The public health response to COVID-19 depends on comprehensive laboratory testing data. These data will contribute to understanding disease incidence and testing coverage, and can contribute to the identification of supply chain issues for reagents and other material. The information below outlines reporting requirements for laboratories.

      CDC is working with state health departments to collect SARS-CoV-2 laboratory testing data that they already receive from most clinical laboratories. CDC also receives SARS-CoV-2 testing data directly from state and local public health laboratories, a few large commercial laboratories, and its own laboratories. For assistance with reporting SARS-CoV-2 testing results, please send an email to

      State public health laboratories and select large commercial laboratories that currently report directly to CDC should continue sending that data.

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      U.S. Hospitals -- How to report using standard terminology.
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