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DSHS Laboratory Web Portal

On Oct. 25 the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Laboratory reported that the Laboratory Web Portal application for public health microbiology and clinical chemistry results experienced unexpected technical difficulties and is currently shutdown. Read the notice here.

Announcement: Summary of Smoking Cessation Benefits in Medicaid and CHIP

As a reminder, screening and basic information about tobacco cessation is an expected part of any routine visit with a healthcare provider. Additional services or supports are available through Medicaid & CHIP. Read the notice here.

Announcement: Congenital Syphilis Health Advisory

New state legislation was enacted on Sept. 1, 2019 to increase syphilis testing in pregnant women. Testing is now mandated at first prenatal care examination, during third trimester (no earlier than 28 weeks gestation) and at delivery. Read the notice here.

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