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Clinicians/Laboratories

ATTENTION: All test results conducted through the OSDH public health laboratory are sent to the ordering physician or submitting clinical facility. Results will not be provided by phone, nor will the status of the pending test be advised by phone. If test results are positive, public health officials initiate an investigation, which results in notifying the patient and provider to conduct the case investigation and contact tracing.

OK-HAN Latest News

Friday, May 22, 2020

Summary Points

  • Background information on recently reported MIS-C Cases
  • Case definition for this syndrome
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020

Summary Points

  • Increased testing capability
  • Medical Referrals no longer needed
  • Submission Criteria for PHL

For more instructions, find the full guidance listed in the OK-HAN alert linked here:

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Summary Points

  • National shortage of nylon nasopharyngeal swabs
  • PUI Form
  • Process to order COVID-19 Test
  • Testing Criteria at PHL
  • PHL Requisition Form
  • Script for Provider Evaluation

For more instructions, find the full guidance listed in the OK-HAN alert linked here:

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Summary Points

  • Update to Criteria to Guide Evaluation and Laboratory Testing for COVID-19
  • Scripted Guidance for Patient Evaluation
  • CDC PUI and Case Report From

For more instructions, find the full guidance listed in the OK-HAN alert linked here:

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Prior approval from the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) for submission of specimens to the OSDH Public Health Laboratory (PHL) is no longer required. Please refer to the OSDH PHL testing priorities in the OK-HAN alert linked below.

Oklahoma Health Alert Network

For healthcare providers, infection preventionists, laboratorians, and public health personnel wanting to stay informed, please email [email protected] to subscribe to the Oklahoma Health Alert Network (OK-HAN).