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Testing for COVID-19 is not performed at county health departments. Please contact your physician or a healthcare provider.

Healthcare Provider Guidances and Resources

Specimen Collection

Specimen Packaging

Specimen Transport and Delivery

Specimen Reporting

Other Clinical

Map and Directions for Laboratory Dropoff

The Dr. F.E.”ED” Thompson, Jr. Public Health Laboratory Facility is on the State Department of Health's central office campus in Jackson, MS at 350 East Woodrow Wilson Drive, Jackson, 39216.

Local Delivery of Samples: Drop samples off at the rear of the Thompson lab building. Detailed instructions are in our sample shipping guidance.

Mississippi Health Alert Network

CDC Guidances

Healthcare and EMS

Persons Under Investigation (PUI)

Other Guidances

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Links referenced
Assessment of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposures to COVID-19    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8508,420,pdf/Healthcare_Personnel_COVID-19_Exposure.pdf
Discontinuation of Home Isolation for Persons with COVID-19    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html
Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure Guidance    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-risk-assesment-hcp.html
MSDH Recommended Testing Priorities for COVID-19    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8503,420,pdf/MSDH_COVID-19_Testing_Priorities.pdf
COVID-19 Update: MSDH Testing Priorities and Submission of Samples to the Mississippi Public Health Laboratory    https://msdh.ms.gov/han/8503.pdf
Testing Procedure and Sample Shipping for Healthcare Providers    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/8489.pdf
Infection Prevention and Control for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/infection-control/control-recommendations.html
MSDH Recommended Testing Priorities for COVID-19    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8502,420,pdf/MSDH_COVID-19_Testing_Priorities.pdf
MSDH Guidance for Assessment of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposures to COVID-19    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8508,420,pdf/Healthcare_Personnel_COVID-19_Exposure.pdf
CDC Guidance for Healthcare Personnel with Potential COVID-19 Exposure    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-risk-assesment-hcp.html
COVID-19 Specimen Collection    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8501,420,pdf/COVID-19_Specimen_Collection.pdf
COVID-19 Lab Requisition Form    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8500,420,pdf/COVID-19_Laboratory_Requisition.pdf
COVID-19 Refrigerated Specimen Packaging    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8499,420,pdf/COVID-19_Refrigerated_Specimen_Packaging.pdf
COVID-19 Frozen Specimen Packaging    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8498,420,pdf/COVID-19_Frozen_Specimen_Packaging.pdf
COVID-19 Specimen Transport and Delivery    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8497,420,pdf/COVID-19_Specimen_Transport.pdf
COVID-19 Specimen Reporting    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8496,420,pdf/COVID-19_Specimen_Reporting.pdf
MPHL Fax Reporting Agreement    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8495,420,pdf/MPHL_Fax_Reporting_Agreement.pdf
Workflow: Clinician Guide for Outpatient Management of COVID-19 in the Outpatient Setting    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8479,420,pdf/COVID-19ClinicianWorkflow.pdf
Decision Diagram for Clinical Coding of COVID-19    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8487,420,pdf/Latorre_flowchart_coding_covid-19.pdf
Mississippi Health Alert Network messages related to COVID-19    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21697,420,694,html
Home Care Guidance    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-home-care.html
Discontinuation of Home Isolation for Persons with COVID-19    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html
Healthcare Infection Control Guidance    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control.html
Clinical Care Guidance    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinical-guidance-management-patients.html
Healthcare Personnel with Potential COVID-19 Exposure Guidance    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-risk-assesment-hcp.html
Inpatient Obstetric Healthcare Guidance    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/inpatient-obstetric-healthcare-guidance.html
Guidance for EMS    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-for-ems.html
Evaluating PUIs and Asymptomatic Close Contacts of Confirmed Cases    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/guidance-evaluating-pui.html
Collection and Submission of Postmortem Specimens from Deceased PUI    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-postmortem-specimens.html
Evaluating and Reporting Persons Under Investigation (PUI)    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinical-criteria.html
Strategies for optimizing the supply of N95 respirators    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/respirator-supply-strategies.html
Guidance for extended use of N95 respirators in healthcare settings    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/hcwcontrols/recommendedguidanceextuse.html

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