Pulmonary NTM Information for Health Professionals - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Pulmonary NTM Information for Health Professionals:
Sentinel Surveillance and Reporting

On October 1, 2019, MDH initiated laboratory-based pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) surveillance among residents of Hennepin and Ramsey counties. At this time, pulmonary NTM is reportable for Hennepin and Ramsey county residents by the laboratory that identifies the organism.

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What to report
How to report
Isolate submission and laboratory testing
Reporting: proposal and notification letters
More information and resources

What to report

  • All patients with pulmonary NTM infection who are Hennepin and Ramsey county residents must be reported to MDH within one working day after the test result is finalized.

How to report

  • Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR)
    For any health system that has a previously established ELR feed with the Minnesota Department of Health, pulmonary NTM should be reported via ELR.
  • Phone
    Any reportable infectious disease may be reported by phone to 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414.

Isolate submission and laboratory testing

Reporting: proposal and notification letters

More information and resources

Updated Friday, 01-Nov-2019 11:09:34 CDT