11/7/18 - CRE/CRPA:  Effective immediately, if you are performing PCR on CRE/CRPA/CR-AB, we request that you include these results in LimsNet. There are two PCR selections available: “Cepheid Carba-R” or “Other.” It is important to select Cepheid Carba-R if this is the platform used in your laboratory.

If you have questions, please contact ISDH Reference Microbiology Supervisor Elizabeth Rempala (phone: 317-921-5860, email: erempala@isdh.in.gov) or the ISDH Clinical Microbiology Division Director Dr. Sara Blosser (phone: 317-921-5894, email: sblosser@isdh.in.gov).

LimsNet tip:  You can subscribe to email notification for test results. You can activate this by going to "Personalized Settings / Change My Personal Information.  Click "Subscribe To Email Notification". Then, you will receive an email after your test results become available.

8/20/18:  Our help desk number, 317-921-5506 is working now. You can call us, or reach us via email at limsappsupport@isdh.in.gov

7/2/18 – The Syphilis submission form has been updated. You may notice small difference in the form. Please let us know if you encounter any problems.

6/4/18 TB:  The Indiana State Department of Health Laboratories are pleased to announce that it has added a new assay to the TB Testing menu. Starting next week, PCR testing for Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) will be routinely performed alongside the TB PCR. The Mycobacterium avium complex includes M. avium, M. chimaera, and M. intracellulare. Please see the letter sent out 06-01-18 for additional assay details.

5/17/18 Hepatitis A IgM positive specimens should be submitted under Hepatitis A Genotyping.

4/24/18 Please note that Hep A samples must be submitted using the HIV/HEP form. If you do not have access to the HIV/HEP form, please call the Help Desk.

3/6/18 Effective immediately, the Indiana State Department of Health Enteric laboratory will be changing how specimens submitted for enteric testing are reported. Due to a change in CLIA regulations, we will no longer be reporting out routine serotyping results to the submitter. Please refer to the table below for the new reporting examples. If you have any questions about this change please contact the Enteric lab supervisor at 317-921-5853.
Examples: PREVIOUS REPORT                NEW REPORT

Salmonella ser. Enteritidis                            Salmonella species, non-typhoidal
Salmonella ser. Typhi                                   Salmonella ser. Typhi
Escherichia coli, serotype O111                  Escherichia coli, non O157
                                                                   (Shiga toxin results will also be reported)
Escherichia coli, serotype O157:H7             Escherichia coli O157
                                                                   (Shiga toxin results will also be reported)
Vibrio parahaemolyticus                               Vibrio species
Vibrio cholerae                                             Vibrio cholerae
Negative for E. coli O26, O45, O103,         No Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia
 O111, O121, O145, and O157                  coli isolated 
                                                                       

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