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Reportable Labs (ELR )

The electronic reporting of laboratory results fulfills South Carolina's notifiable disease reporting requirements.

The required information must be sent in specific formats that have been developed to send health-related information between healthcare information systems. Data submission is coordinated from DHEC. The submissions to this central point are disseminated to the authorized health personnel within public health using centralized data systems that have defined role based access.


The following documents provide guidance for health care organizations seeking meaningful use attestation.

  1. SC ELR Registration 
  2. SC ELR Implementation Guide: Please download and review this guide closely. It details all the key steps for meaningful use attestation for stage 1 and stage 2.
  3. SC List of Reportable Conditions
  4. SC Laboratory Reporting List 
  5. Health Level Seven (HL7) Documents  (to be downloaded from HL7 website)
    1. HL7 Standard Electronic Laboratory Reporting to Public Health- Release 1, Feb 2010, 
    2. Release 1 Errata Document which is part of the ELR251 R1 download from HL7,  and
    3. ELR 2.5.1 Clarification Document for EHR Technology Certification, V1.2
  6. HL7 MU ELR and SS Flowchart 
  7. Frequently Asked Questions 

For additional information or questions, please send an email to and it will be directed to the correct SC DHEC representative.