The Mississippi Public Health Laboratory utilizes a software-based management system that allows information and data to be stored and tracked electronically. This system is referred to as the Laboratory Information Management System or LIMS.
Specimen and Information Management
Upon specimen receipt, all specimen, patient, and submitter information is registered within the LIMS for paperless and permanent data storage. Specimen movement through the laboratory is tracked within the LIMS and all testing and tracking data is incorporated into a single electronic record for each specimen. Laboratory instrumentation is interfaced with the LIMS for automated test data release. Specimen reports are maintained in the system for easy retrieval by paper, fax, or a web portal. Specimen data is exchanged electronically with our state and federal partners through HL7 and ASCII files. Quality assurance and other audit reports can be quickly generated to assist with service review.
The Mississippi Public Health Laboratory offers all clients access to web-based reporting through our LIMS Web Portal. The Web Portal provides approved clients with secure, confidential access to perform the following activities:
- Access to current and archived patient test results
- Check the status of a test
Web portal registration information can be accessed at the below link:
Contact the LIMS Administrator at 601-576-7582 for further information.