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    Guidelines for Laboratories

    CAP Requirements for Newborn Screening (NBS) Specimen Tracking

    The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has issued two new standards regarding newborn screening (NBS) that will affect laboratories submitting specimens for NBS.  The two new requirements are GEN.40545 Newborn Screening Specimen Tracking and GEN.41325 Newborn Screening Results.

    The Michigan Department of Community Health Bureau of Laboratories has the following suggestions to meet these new requirements.

    GEN.40545  The MDCH NBS laboratory is instituting an electronic web portal that will allow submitters to determine the date of specimen receipt and date of test result. The Agency will be able to:
     

    1. Enter demographic information electronically on samples instead of completely filling out the form on the NBS blood card. Some data will still need to be recorded on the card so that the sample can be matched up with the demographics once the card is received at MDCH.
    2. Search for any specimen submitted by their agency for NBS and display date of specimen receipt and date of test result.
    An agency will not need to do #1 above, in order to do searches as described in #2. Specimen searches may be done using the web portal on any specimen submitted by that agency. We expect to have the web portal live by the end of 2014.

    GEN.41325   The MDCH NBS Epidemiology Unit is responsible for follow-up on positive and unsatisfactory NBS specimens. The procedure that this Unit uses for repeat and positive specimens may be viewed or downloaded.

    added 1/17/2014 


    Medicaid Claims to Require Physician's NPI 

    Effective October 1, 2013, the ordering physician’s NPI is required by CHAMPS for all Medicaid claims submitted to the MDCH Bureau of Laboratories.   In addition, the ordering physician must be enrolled in CHAMPS. Failure to supply the ordering physician’s NPI on the test requisition form AND enroll as a provider in CHAMPS will result in a rejected claim. Your office will be billed if Medicaid rejects the claim.

    If you are not enrolled as a provider then call 800-292-2550 and select option 3 to enroll in CHAMPS. Enrollment is free of charge.

    added 10/29/2013
     
    Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

    MERS-CoV Update - added 6/10/2013

    MDCH Bureau of Laboratories Confirmatory Testing for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

    Testing Criteria - added 2/22/2013 

    Flowchart - added 2/22/2013 

    Variant Influenza A, H3N2 (H3N2v)

    Interim Influenza Surveillance, Reporting and Testing Guidance for Laboratories for Swine Influenza A (H3N2v) - added 8/16/2012

    Update to Communicable Disease Rules

    Communicable Disease Rules Update Letter from the Lab Director- updated 10/26/2009 

    Summary of Communicable Disease Rules Changes- updated 10/26/2009 

    Communicable Disease Rules- updated 10/26/2009 

    Reportable Disease Chart 

    Collection and Shipping of Influenza Specimens

    Quick Guide for Packaging and Shipping Influenza Specimens to BOL - updated 9/15/2009 

    Quick Guide for Making Influenza Specimen Collection Kits - updated 8/26/2009 

    NP Swab Collection Instructions DCH-0772 Viral PCR - 4/30/2009 

    MDCH BOL Flu Collection Guide Laboratory Update #6  - updated 5/6/2009 

    Biological Substance, Category B Shipping Label (fillable)  - updated 8/26/2009 

    Biological Substance, Category B Shipping Label - updated 8/26/2009 

    Influenza Testing and Surveillance

    MDCH Test Request Form - 4/27/2009 

    Quick Guide for Making Influenza Specimen Collection Kits - updated 8/26/2009 

    Biological Substance, Category B Shipping Label (fillable) - updated 8/26/2009 

    Biological Substance, Category B Shipping Label - updated 8/26/2009 

    Laboratory Flu Page 

    CDC 2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Page 

    eGFR Recommendations

    National Kidney Disease Education Program - Rationale for Use and Reporting of Estimated GFR 

    National Kidney Disease Education Program - GFR Suggestions for Labs 

    Environmental Lead Testing

              Bureau of Laboratories Environmental Lead Testing page 

    Blood Lead Testing

              Bureau of Laboratories Blood Lead Testing page 

    Miscellaneous

    Reportable Disease Chart 

     Rev. 1/21/2014


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