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2015 Lab Alerts
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2015 Lab Alerts

MLS Laboratory Update: Nov 6, 2015
Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) Surveillance (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: May 29, 2015
Changes to Arbovirus Testing for 2015 (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: May 12, 2015
MDH STD and HIV Survey (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: May 8, 2015
Recent Travel-Associated Measles Cases in MN (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: April 30, 2015
Free Webinar on April 30th: MDH Annual HIV/Hepatitis/TB Data Release Webinar (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: April 20, 2015
Free Webinar: The LRN Rule-Out Refer Mobile Application(PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: April 10, 2015
Powassan and Arbovirus Testing for the 2015 Season (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: April 9, 2015
Newborn Screening Card Shipments via UPS (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: March 27, 2015
COCA Call: Experiences of CDC and Emory Healthcare in Managing Persons Under Investigation for Ebola on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: March 18, 2015
Toxoplasmosis Reporting in Minnesota (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: January 27, 2015
Multi-State Measles Outbreak (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: January 22, 2015
CLSI Performance Standards for AST (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: January 9, 2015
Influenza in Health Care Settings (PDF)

2014 Lab Alerts

MLS Laboratory Update: December 30, 2014
MDH Ebola Lab Safety Survey (PDF: 35KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update: December 29, 2014
MDH Public Health Laboratory Annual Report (PDF: 41KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update: December 16, 2014
MDH Public Health Laboratory and UPS Holiday Schedule (PDF: 37KB/1 page)

MLS Influenza Laboratory Update #2: December 15, 2014
2014-2015 Influenza Season, Change of Specimen Submission Guidelines (PDF: 48KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update : December 8, 2014
Pasteurella multocida - MDH to Determine Incidence in MN (PDF: 37KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update : December 5, 2014
Drifted Influenza A Viruses (H3N2) in MN (PDF: 39KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update : November 26, 2014
Hospital Assignments for Ebola (PDF: 47KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update : November 26, 2014
Online Packaging and Shipping Course (PDF: 40KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update : November 19, 2014
Pastuerella multocida -MDH to Determine Incidence in MN (PDF: 40KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update : November 14, 2014
Thanksgiving Hours of Operation (PDF: 40KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update : November 12, 2014
Newborn Screening Card Revision and Change to Billing Methods (PDF: 45KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update : October 22, 2014
Invitation to Participate in Challenge Set (PDF: 40KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update #11 Ebola: October 21, 2014
Newly Released CDC Guidance on PPE (PDF: 40KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update #10 Ebola: October 15, 2014
Ebola Audio Conference Monday (PDF: 35KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update #9 Ebola: October 14, 2014
Ebola Audio Conference (PDF: 35KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update #8 Ebola: October 3, 2014
MDH PHL Ebola Testing Reminders (PDF: 37KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update #7 Ebola: October 3, 2014
Evaluating Patients (PDF: 52KB/3 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update: October 1, 2014
New Shipping Label Requirements (PDF: 35KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update: September 30, 2014
Acute Neurological Illness - MN Surveillance (PDF: 57KB/2 pages)

MLS Influenza Laboratory Update #1: September 30, 2014
2014-2015 Influenza Season (PDF: 84KB/4 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update #6 Ebola: September 26, 2014
Updated Interim Guidance for Specimen Collection for Patients with Suspect Ebola (PDF: 62KB/4 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update: September 19, 2014
Influenza Testing Sign-Up (PDF: 40KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update: September 15, 2014
On-line Bioterrorism Rule-Out PT Assessment (PDF: 40KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update: September 9, 2014
Enterovirus D68 (PDF: 54KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update #5 Ebola: September 4, 2014
MDH PHL Now has EUA test for Ebola Virus (PDF: 47KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update: August 25, 2014
Survey Reminder for CDC ABC Surveillance (PDF: 60KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update: August 15, 2014
Survey for CDC ABC Surveillance (PDF: 60KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update #4 Ebola: August 7, 2014
Interim Guidance for Specimen Collection (PDF: 42KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update #3 Ebola: August 5, 2014
Evaluation Guidelines of MN Patients Suspected of Having Ebola Virus Disease (PDF: 88KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update #2 Ebola: August 5, 2014
Ebola Virus Audio Conference (PDF: 37KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update: August 1, 2014
Changes in Measles and Rubella Testing at MDH (PDF: 40KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update: July 31, 2014
Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa (PDF: 44KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update: July 25, 2014
Faxing All MDH Infectious Disease Lab Reports (PDF: 40KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update: July 3, 2014
Cyclospora - a Cause of Prolonged Diarrhea (PDF: 40KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update: June 26, 2014
New Fee Schedule and Contracting Process for MDH-PHL (PDF: 39KB/2 pages)

Tickborne Disease Update: June 12, 2014
Powassan and Arbovirus Testing to the 2014 Season (PDF: 42KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update: June 11, 2014
Safe Practices for Blood Glucose Screening Events (PDF: 45KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update: May 29, 2014
Tickborne Disease Update (PDF: 45KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update: May 22, 2014
Emerging Diseases Associated with Travel (PDF: 43KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update: May 20, 2014
APHL MERS-CoV Training Webinar and Sample Acceptance at MDH (PDF: 44KB/2 pages)

MLS Influenza Laboratory Update: May 16, 2014
Surveillance Continuing Through Summer (PDF: 46KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update: April 4, 2014
ASM Revised Sentinel Lab Protocols (PDF: 35KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update: April 4, 2014
Lassa Fever Confirmed in MN (PDF: 43KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update: April 3, 2014
Listeria Exposure (PDF: 32KB/2 pages)

MLS Influenza Laboratory Update #3: April 1, 2014
Influenza Surveillance Continues (PDF: 45KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update: February 11, 2014
Changes to Active Bacterial Core Surveillance (ABCs) Forms (PDF: 81KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update: February 6, 2014
Basic Mycology Course - Offered Free at CDC (PDF: 39KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update: January 17, 2014
Novel Influenza – Recommendations for Minnesota (PDF: 32KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Update: January 16, 2014
Important Newborn Screening Program Updates (PDF: 41KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update: January 13, 2014
CLSI Performance Standards for AST (PDF: 41KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Update: January 10, 2014
2013-2014 Influenza Season Changes (PDF: 46KB/2 pages)

MLS Laboratory Advisory: January 7, 2014
Broken Water Pipes at MDH-PHL – Message #2 (PDF: 22KB/1 page)

MLS Laboratory Advisory: January 6, 2014
Broken Water Pipes at MDH-PHL – Testing Suspended for Monday (PDF: 22KB/1 page)

 

 

Categories of MLS Lab Alerts:
Laboratory ALERT
Conveys the highest level of importance; warrants immediate action, attention or response.
Laboratory ADVISORY
Provides important laboratory information which needs to be reviewed in a timely manner; may not require immediate action or response. (Previously designated as "Important Laboratory Information")
Laboratory UPDATE
Provides routine laboratory information; unlikely to require immediate action or response. (Previously designated as "Routine Laboratory Information")



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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 11:05AM