COVID-19 Electronic Lab Reporting

As of June 25, 2020 all in-state and out-of-state laboratories who are processing and testing samples from Nevada residents are required under severe penalties to report all COVID-19 test results to the Division of Public and Behavioral Health within 24 hours from analysis through an established reporting method.

Click here to review the most recent Nevada technical bulletin about lab reporting requirements.

In order to perform testing in Nevada, your laboratory must have an active State of Nevada laboratory license and Federal CLIA certificate and be in compliance with the laboratory regulations in Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 652. Contact Brad Waples at if you have any questions.

To begin the Electronic Lab Reporting (ELR) process through Inductive Health (Nevada’s contracted lab software vendor) fill out this Initial Intake Form as a first step in onboarding your facility as a trading partner with our health department. Once the Initial Intake Form is filled out, an Inductive Health team member will review and follow up with you within a few days. The form must be filled out in its entirety before proceeding with the ELR onboarding process. Nevada is not currently enrolling antigen only test results 

Interim reporting directly to Nevada’s Department of Health prior to being authorized for ELR: If you have already started testing and have not reported and/or have lab data that has not been transmitted by ELR, you must submit all positive and negative lab test results within 24 hours of analysis via email to until the ELR onboarding process is complete. You should use this Excel Reporting Template. Please note: The process for ELR and the interim reporting are different and managed by different entities. If you have trouble sending emails or have any questions regarding this interim process, please contact (

Nevada is not currently onboarding laboratories or facilities that exclusively perform antigen testing for ELR . To report antigen only testing, use the Excel reporting process detailed above until further notice.

If you have any questions, contact

Death Definition

Updates were made to the Nevada COVID-19 death definition on July 12, 2021 because COVID-19 testing is no longer in short supply. Moving forward, a positive PCR COVID-19 test will be required for a death to be considered a confirmed COVID-19 death.  

Background: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has finalized the COVID-19 death definition to be implemented across the state. The use of standardized death criteria ensures consistency and accuracy in data reporting in Nevada. This definition was updated July 12, 2021 and is subject to change as new information about COVID-19 becomes available. This definition is to be used specifically for Public Health Surveillance and should not inform clinical decisions. The following instances describe when a death should be considered a confirmed death of an individual who had COVID19. The laboratory criteria used to classify cases must align with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) case definitions, found here on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.