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Electronic Laboratory Reporting

Sign up for ELR!

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Welcome to the Florida Department of Health ELR Page!

Before ELR existed, laboratory providers had to communicate with public health agencies about cases, or people with conditions of public health concern, by compiling and faxing laboratory reports. Once reports were received, public health professionals were responsible for processing them into a database for review, investigation and intervention if necessary.

ELR allows us to avoid these time-consuming manual processes; thus, it is the required reporting mechanism for laboratory providers.

Where can I sign up?

To get started with ELR, sign up here​.

Please note: Although electronic reporting is required for laboratory providers, until a facility is fully onboarded as an ELR participant, it must submit laboratory reports via FAX to the facility’s county health department contact or to the State Surgeon General at 850-414-6894.

Need more information?

If you want to learn more about ELR, browse the ELR registration site.

If you want to learn more about disease reporting requirements, click here.

If you have questions about electronic laboratory reporting that are not answered within our registration site or on the disease reporting requirements page, please email us at