Florida Mandates Reporting of Covid-19 rtPCR Test Cycle Threshold Data to its Department of Health

Mandatory Reporting of Covid-19 Laboratory Test Results: Reporting of Cycle Threshold Values

December 4, 2020

“Laboratories are subject to mandatory reporting to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) under section 381.0031, Florida Statutes, and Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 64D-3.

All positive, negative and indeterminate COVID-19 laboratory results must be reported to FDOH via electronic laboratory reporting or by fax immediately. This includes all COVID-19 test types—polymerase chain reaction (PCR), other RNA, antigen and antibody results. For a list of county health departments and their reporting contact information, please visit www.FLhealth.gov/chdepicontact.

Cycle threshold (CT) values and their reference ranges, as applicable, must be reported by laboratories to FDOH via electronic laboratory reporting or by fax immediately”

Link to full pdf document on letterhead of Florida Health with Governor Desantis, and Scott Rivkees, MD, State Surgeon General, below:

FL Ct pdf2

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