By recent passage of
California Senate Bill 1184, signed by the governor on
September 26, 2008, all CD4 + T-Cell test results are
now reportable in California. Laboratories must now
report all CD4 + T-Cell test results to their local
health department within 7 days, in addition to the
existing requirements to report any laboratory test used
to identify HIV or antibodies or antigens to HIV.
responsible for reporting ALL CD4 T-Cell test results
(not just those < 200/ul or < 14%), as well as any
HIV-indicative test – including all viral loads (even if
undetectable) and confirmed antibody tests – to the
Health Officer of the local health jurisdiction where
the health care provider facility is located. The Health
Officer’s designee – HIV Epidemiology Program – will
follow-up with health care providers for laboratory
reports you send to us to complete the HIV/AIDS
Effective January 1,
2010, Assembly Bill 1045 (Perez, Chapter 501, Statutes
of 2009) allows that clinical laboratories demonstrating
that a CD4+T-cell test is not related to a diagnosed
case of HIV are not mandated to report that CD4+ T-cell
test result to the local health officer.
In June 2013, the
California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved
the request for emergency regulations that will allow
California laboratories to use the new HIV testing
algorithm recommended by the Clinical and Laboratory
Standards Institute (CLSI) and proposed by the CDC and
APHL. For more details, please see the
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.
Manual Lab Test Reporting - complete one of the following forms, insert in doubled envelops and mail to Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County, 600 S. Commonwealth Ave, Suite #1260, Los Angeles, CA 90005.
Alternative Lab Test Report Forms
Electronic Lab Test Reporting - All of the electronic lab test report data need to be encrypted before being sent to the HIV Epidemiology Program in LA County. The encrypted file can be saved in a diskette or CD Rom, double enveloped, and mailed via a reliable carrier to Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County, 600 S. Commonwealth Ave, Suite #1260, Los Angeles, CA 90005. If you would like a free copy of an encryption software or set up other means of data transmission Please contact the HIV Reporting Help Desk at 213-351-8516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.