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Authorization to Order Clinical Lab Tests (PDF)​​

​​​​​​​The Department of Public Health (CDPH) has received numerous requests for clarification about who is authorized to order clinical laboratory tests and/or receive the test results in California. This notice is intended as an update to clarify the state and federal requirements. ​

​California Calls on Laboratories to Speed Up Test Processing for Most At-Risk Groups

As state hits record number of tests, California asks labs to prioritize testing turnaround for individuals who are most at risk of spreading virus to others.​

CalREDIE Guidance Document for 17 CCR Section 2505 (PDF)

The CDPH Division of Communicable Disease Control recently updated Section 2505 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, which specifies laboratory reporting requirements for communicable diseases and conditions. This guidance document provides information about submitting reports through the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange - Electronic Lab Reporting (CalREDIE ELR) system.

CDC’s Health Advisory

​A CDC health advisory has been issued May 17, 2017 regarding potential for falsely low blood lead test results from LeadCare® Analyzers.​

Mobile Health Screenings

There are two different types of mobile health screenings allowed under state law, each having specific requirements. Regardless of type, consumers should be aware of the risks and limitations involved, and should exercise due diligence and caution.

Non-Compliance Inducement Letter (PDF)

Notice regarding non-compliance inducement in physicians’ offices will be presented at the May 2018 CLTAC meeting.

Reportable Diseases and Conditions

Specified diseases and conditions are mandated by State laws and regulations to be reported by healthcare providers and laboratories to the public health authorities.


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