COVID-19 Community Levels Map Update, Jan. 20, 2023: The CDC has listed six Connecticut Counties—Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, Tolland and Windham Counties—in the High/Orange category as part of its weekly COVID-19 Community Levels update. Fairfield and New London Counties are listed in the Medium/Yellow category.  Because all eight Connecticut counties are either in the High or Medium categories, the Connecticut Department of Public Health recommends that all residents consider wearing a mask in public indoor spaces. People who are at high risk for severe illness should consider additional measures to minimize their exposure to COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.


Please visit covidtests.gov to request four free COVID-19 self-test kits from the Federal Government. Find a location that has a supply of COVID-19 therapeutics as part of the Test to Treat initiative here. The complete DPH COVID-19 toolbox is located at ct.gov/coronavirus.

State of Connecticut Public Health Laboratory: Clinical Testing for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

 

Information for providers about clinical testing for M. tuberculosis, including a Mycobacteriology Testing Services Guide, guidelines for Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing, and other testing services is available at the Dr. Katherine A. Kelley State Public Health Laboratory (SPHL).

The Scientific Support Services page has the most up to date laboratory forms for tuberculosis testing including:

  • Clinical Test Requisition Form OL-9B
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA)-M. tuberculosis Test Requisition Form

Additional clinical specimen testing information for M. tuberculosis is found on the SPHL Directory of Clinical Testing Services page, including:

  • Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) Clinical Specimen (Mycobacteria smear and culture)
  • Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) Referred Culture (Mycobacteria for identification)
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex drug susceptibility
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)
  • QuantiFERON® -TB Gold Plus (QFT Plus)

  

This page last updated 8/03/2021.