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Guidelines for Laboratories

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

Enterovirus D68 Laboratory Update #2 - added 9/19/2014
Enterovirus D68 Laboratory Update #1 - added 9/11/2014
Enterovirus D68 Guidance - added 9/09/2014

Ebola Virus

Updated Ebola Resources - added 9/26/2014
Ebola Virus Laboratory Update #2 - added 8/22/2014
Ebola Virus Guidance for Local Health Departments and Healthcare Providers VER2 - added 8/15/2014
Ebola Virus Laboratory Update #1 - added 8/08/2014
Ebola Virus Guidance for Local Health Departments and Healthcare Providers - added 8/07/2014


CAP Requirements for Newborn Screening (NBS) Specimen Tracking

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has issued two new standards regarding newborn screening (NBS) that will affect laboratories submitting specimens for NBS.  The two new requirements are GEN.40545 Newborn Screening Specimen Tracking and GEN.41325 Newborn Screening Results.

The Michigan Department of Community Health Bureau of Laboratories has the following suggestions to meet these new requirements.

GEN.40545  The MDCH NBS laboratory is instituting an electronic web portal that will allow submitters to determine the date of specimen receipt and date of test result. The Agency will be able to:
 

  1. Enter demographic information electronically on samples instead of completely filling out the form on the NBS blood card. Some data will still need to be recorded on the card so that the sample can be matched up with the demographics once the card is received at MDCH.
  2. Search for any specimen submitted by their agency for NBS and display date of specimen receipt and date of test result.
An agency will not need to do #1 above, in order to do searches as described in #2. Specimen searches may be done using the web portal on any specimen submitted by that agency. We expect to have the web portal live by the end of 2014.

GEN.41325   The MDCH NBS Epidemiology Unit is responsible for follow-up on positive and unsatisfactory NBS specimens. The procedure that this Unit uses for repeat and positive specimens may be viewed or downloaded.

added 1/17/2014 


Medicaid Claims to Require Physician's NPI 

Effective October 1, 2013, the ordering physician’s NPI is required by CHAMPS for all Medicaid claims submitted to the MDCH Bureau of Laboratories.   In addition, the ordering physician must be enrolled in CHAMPS. Failure to supply the ordering physician’s NPI on the test requisition form AND enroll as a provider in CHAMPS will result in a rejected claim. Your office will be billed if Medicaid rejects the claim.

If you are not enrolled as a provider then call 800-292-2550 and select option 3 to enroll in CHAMPS. Enrollment is free of charge.

added 10/29/2013
 
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

MERS-CoV Update - added 6/10/2013

MDCH Bureau of Laboratories Confirmatory Testing for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

Testing Criteria - added 2/22/2013 

Flowchart - added 2/22/2013 

Variant Influenza A, H3N2 (H3N2v)

Interim Influenza Surveillance, Reporting and Testing Guidance for Laboratories for Swine Influenza A (H3N2v) - added 8/16/2012

Update to Communicable Disease Rules

Communicable Disease Rules Update Letter from the Lab Director- updated 10/26/2009 

Summary of Communicable Disease Rules Changes- updated 10/26/2009 

Communicable Disease Rules- updated 10/26/2009 

Reportable Disease Chart 

Collection and Shipping of Influenza Specimens

Quick Guide for Packaging and Shipping Influenza Specimens to BOL - updated 9/15/2009 

Quick Guide for Making Influenza Specimen Collection Kits - updated 8/26/2009 

NP Swab Collection Instructions DCH-0772 Viral PCR - 4/30/2009 

MDCH BOL Flu Collection Guide Laboratory Update #6  - updated 5/6/2009 

Biological Substance, Category B Shipping Label (fillable)  - updated 8/26/2009 

Biological Substance, Category B Shipping Label - updated 8/26/2009 

Influenza Testing and Surveillance

MDCH Test Request Form - 4/27/2009 

Quick Guide for Making Influenza Specimen Collection Kits - updated 8/26/2009 

Biological Substance, Category B Shipping Label (fillable) - updated 8/26/2009 

Biological Substance, Category B Shipping Label - updated 8/26/2009 

Laboratory Flu Page 

CDC 2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Page 

eGFR Recommendations

National Kidney Disease Education Program - Rationale for Use and Reporting of Estimated GFR 

National Kidney Disease Education Program - GFR Suggestions for Labs 

Environmental Lead Testing

          Bureau of Laboratories Environmental Lead Testing page 

Blood Lead Testing

          Bureau of Laboratories Blood Lead Testing page 

Miscellaneous

Reportable Disease Chart 

 Rev. 9/26/2014


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