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Electronic Laboratory Reporting

Contact the Florida Department of Health

  •  850-245-4401
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    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Welcome to the Florida Department of Health ELR Page!

Traditionally, laboratories and health care providers had to report laboratory results for diseases or conditions of public health signifigance to public health agencies by 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.


 

Where can I sign up?

Laboratories

Sign up for ELR*

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

Health Care Practitioners

Practitioners required to report point of care test results for selected diseases and conditions have two pathways for participating in ELR depending on their reporting capabilities.

 

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

Yes? Sign up for ELR       No? Sign up for the 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.

Please 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.


Need more information?

If you want to learn more about disease reporting requirements, please visit the Disease Reporting and Surveillance website.

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

If want to learn more about the web portal, please email ELRPortalSupport@flhealth.gov.