Bill 1184, signed by the Governor on September 26, 2008,
requires that all CD4 + T-Cell test results be reported
to local health departments within 7 days in addition to
the existing requirements that require reporting any
laboratory test used to identify HIV or antibodies or
antigens to HIV.
Laboratories are responsible for
reporting any HIV-indicative test – including all viral
loads (even if undetectable), HIV antigen and confirmed
antibody tests – and ALL CD4 T-Cell test results (not
just those < 200/ul or < 14%), to the health officer of
the local health jurisdiction where the health care
provider facility is located.
In Los Angeles County there are four public health
jurisdictions. The largest of these, L.A. County
Department of Public Health, includes the City of L.A.
and all other jurisdictions within the County except for
the following three cities: Pasadena, Long Beach and
Vernon, who each have their own health departments. L.A.
County's Health Officer’s HIV Surveillance designee in
the Division of HIV and STD Programs will follow-up with
health care providers for laboratory reports you send to
us to complete the HIV Registry. If the facility is
located in Pasadena, Long Beach or Vernon, please
contact their public health department.
To submit the test results,
laboratories can either report manually or
electronically. The following forms and documents can
be downloaded for HIV lab test reporting. If you would
like to report an HIV case, or have any questions
retrieving these files, please call the HIV Reporting
Help Desk at (213) 351-8516.
Complete one of the following forms,
insert it in doubled envelops and mail to:
County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health
600 South Commonwealth Avenue, Suite
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Lab Test Reporting - All of the electronic lab
test report data need to be encrypted before being sent
to the Division of HIV and STD Programs. The encrypted
file can be saved on a diskette or CD Rom, double
enveloped, and mailed via a reliable mail carrier to the
address listed above. If you would like a free copy of
encryption software or would like to set up other means
of data transmission, please contact the HIV Reporting
Help Desk at (213) 351-8516 or
Instructions and Data Layout (Preliminary
Canned Application -
This Microsoft ACCESS application provides
laboratories a database structure to enter confirmed
HIV tests, print case report forms for confidential
mailing, create subsets of newly entered tests for
electronic reporting, and maintain reported HIV
tests on site.