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2021 Lab Alerts
2020 Lab Alerts
2019 Lab Alerts
Lab Alert Categories

2021 Lab Alerts

MLS Laboratory update: May 27, 2021
Arbovirus Testing for the 2021 Vectorborne Disease Risk Season (PDF)

MLS Laboratory update: Jan 14, 2021
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday-MDH-PHL Hours of Operation (PDF)

MLS Laboratory update: Jan 13, 2021
SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 in Minnesota and updated schedule for MLS conference calls (PDF)

2020 Lab Alerts

MLS Laboratory update: Jul 22, 2020
COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Update #14: COVID-19 Updates (PDF)

MLS Laboratory update: Apr 29, 2020
COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Update #13: COVID-19 Testing Strategy (PDF)

MLS Laboratory update: Apr 1, 2020
COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Update #12: MDH-PHL is Reprioritizing Testing for SARS-CoV2/COVID-19 (PDF)

MLS Laboratory update: Mar 31, 2020
The MDH-PHL Infectious Disease Laboratory is going live with Orchard Laboratory Information System (LIS) effective March 31, 2020 (PDF)

MLS Laboratory update: Mar 17, 2020
COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Update #10: National Reagent Shortage for SARS-CoV2/COVID-19 Testing (PDF)

MLS Laboratory update: Mar 14, 2020
COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Update #9 (PDF)

MLS Laboratory update: Mar 6, 2020
COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Update #5: Conference Call to MLS Laboratories on Mon March 9th and Expanded COVID-19 Testing Days and Times (PDF)

MLS Laboratory update: Mar 5, 2020
COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Update #4 (PDF)

MLS Laboratory update: Mar 2, 2020
COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Update #3: MDH-PHL is Now Capable of Testing Respiratory Specimens for COVID-19 (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: Feb 26, 2020
MLS Update: Change to Communicable Disease Reporting Rule - Statewide Reporting and Isolate Submission of Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) (PDF)

MLS Laboratory update: Jan 27, 2020
MLS Update: First Case of Candida auris Found in Minnesota (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: Jan 24, 2020
COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Update #2: Information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: Jan 23, 2020
Information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China (PDF)

2019 Lab Alerts

MLS Laboratory Update: Oct 7, 2019
Requesting Lower Respiratory Tract Specimens to Culture for Confirmed or Suspected Legionnaires’ Disease Cases (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: Sept 30, 2019
MLS Influenza Laboratory Update: 2019-2020 Influenza Season (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: Sept 30, 2019
Blastomycosis Cases Increasing in Minnesota (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: Sept 30, 2019
Candida auris is being added to the reporting rule with statewide surveillance by MDH on August 1, 2019 (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: April 11, 2019
Arbovirus Testing for the 2019 Vectorborne Disease Risk Season (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: March 18, 2019
Zika Travelers Update (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: March 1, 2019
Biofire Stops Shipment of the Gastrointestinal (GI) Panel (PDF)

MLS Laboratory Update: Jan 29, 2019
Updates to Testing and Reporting Practices for Carbapenemase-Production in Isolates Submitted to MDH-PHL (PDF)

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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Updated Thursday, 27-May-2021 16:52:26 CDT