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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR)

Welcome to the Florida Department of Health ELR Page!

Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) for public health is the transmission of digital laboratory reports, often from laboratories to state and local public health departments, healthcare systems, and CDC.

Traditionally, laboratories and health care providers could only report laboratory results for diseases or conditions of public health signifigance  to public health agencies by mail or fax. Once reports
were received, public health professionals were responsible for manually entering those laboratory results into a database for review, investigation, and intervention if necessary.

ELR decreases time-consuming manual processes and increases efficiency for both laboratories and public health agencies, making it the required mechanism for laboratory result reporting


ELR supports electronic Health Level 7 (HL7) or Comma Separated Value (.CSV) files transferred via secure file transfer protocol.

Sign up for ELR

Health Care Practitioners

Practitioners, who are required to report point of care test results for selected diseases and conditions per 64D-3, Florida Administrative Code, have two pathways for participating in ELR depending on their reporting capabilities: automated Electronic Lab Reporting or web reporting portal*

Is your practice capable of generating an electronic HL7 or CSV file?

Sign up for ELR

Not capable of generating an HL7 or CSV file?

Sign up for Web Portal

*The web portal is a web-based application that supports both individual manual data entry and batch data submission of point-of-care test results.

NOTE: Although electronic reporting is required, until an entity is fully onboarded as an ELR or web portal participant, it must continue to fax laboratory reports to the county health department or to the Bureau of Epidemiology at 850-414-6894.

Learn more about ELR


If you want to learn more about ELR, please visit the ELR registration website. For any remaining questions, please email

If you want to learn more about the web portal, please email