For providers

Working together for the health of Minnesota.

Access for
your patients.

Providers across the state of Minnesota can access additional COVID-19 testing and other resources through the state testing initiative.


Resources

How Our Capacity Serves Minnesota


Frequently Asked Questions


University of Minnesota Testing Information


Mayo Clinic Testing Information


Patient Education Resources



How our capacity serves Minnesota

Health care institutions across the state are performing COVID-19 diagnostic testing at their local laboratories. When more testing capacity is needed than is locally available, or an outbreak emerges, the state initiative’s testing command center will connect the provider with the capacity they need. Contact the command center at….

Once your institution has been assigned a laboratory service provider, lab personnel can find more information on process COVID-19 tests here: Mayo Clinic {link to page} and University of Minnesota {link to page}. Answers to other health care provider questions can be found here.


Frequently asked questions

Note: If you are a patient
seeking a COVID-19 test,
find information and testing site here.

Q:

How does the initiative work?

A:

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Q:

How does my clinic/hospital/health care systems become part of the initiative?

A:

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Q:

Who can get testing?

A:

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Q:

How do I order testing supplies?

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Q:

What is the serology testing strategy?

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Q:

How are hot spots defined and handled?

A:

If health care workers feel they are in a COVID-19 Hotspot, they should contact health.hotspot.covid19@state.mn.us, and provide the following important information:

  • Name of facility, setting, and geographic area
  • Number of cases
  • Timeframe over which cases were identified
  • Where testing was performed
  • Contact information for persons reporting the information

MDH will respond within one business day. If the submitted information is not complete, MDH will follow up with additional requests for information. MDH does not respond to speculation or rumors. MDH guidance and resources can be found on the Evaluating and Testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage. 

Q:

What information is needed for public health purposes?

A:

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Q:

Billing

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IT Requirements

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University of Minnesota testing information

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Mayo Clinic testing information

As the nation’s only global reference laboratory integrated with a world-renowned academic health care institution, we are committed to working together with our communities as we all face these unprecedented challenges. In partnership with the state of Minnesota, University of Minnesota, and other health system leaders, we are rapidly expanding our COVID-19 testing to provide accurate information for health care professionals on the front lines of this crisis. Mayo Clinic Laboratories currently offers two types of testing to support the state of Minnesota’s COVID-19 testing goals: a test to diagnose active COVID-19 infection, and a serology test to identify prior COVID-19 exposure

Resources

  • COVID-19 Serology Testing FAQ
  • COVID-19 PCR Testing FAQ

Questions

Contact your local Mayo Clinic Laboratories representative or reach out to the COVID-19 response team at EMAIL or PHONE NUMBER.

Visit mayocliniclabs.com for more information.


Patient education resources

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