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ODH CSV Schema and Formatting Guide for Electronic Laboratory Reporting

This CSV schema must be used in order to transmit COVID laboratory results electronically.  The data fields must appear in the designated order using a comma as the delimiter.  No other commas or quotations may be used in the file. Any data result in the Mapping tab in the Optionality data field marked as R is required and must be populated.  All other data fields are listed as RE, required but can be sent empty.  Please NOTE: Message Control ID field is a required field and MUST be globally unique for every single row of data per sending laboratory CLIA.  Messages will fail if this field is not globally unique. The laboratory/LTCF/urgent care is responsible for creating this value. The formatting guide will provide specific examples and guidance for all fields.  Additional updates will be made to this schema to accommodate HHS required data fields.


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