The Department of General Services, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS), in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), performs the Dried-Blood Spot Screening and follow-up services; including referrals for diagnosis, medical and dietary management and long-term care and treatment planning. Babies who are diagnosed with certain heritable disorders or genetic diseases are referred to the VDH's Care Connection for Children network for coordination of services.
All eligible hospitals and eligible professionals intending to submit public health reportable data must register with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) prior to reporting. To learn more about the VDH's "Meaningful Use" measures, please visit their webpage: Meaningful Use - Virginia Department of Health
If you would like to learn more about the public health reporting onboarding process, please click here for details relating to connectivity specifications and transport methods that we may be able to support.
After registering with VDH, please email support (click here) if you have any questions about the onboarding process.