Remote Data Systems

DSHS Laboratory Remote Data Systems Security

The DSHS Laboratory has put into place additional security controls on user accounts for its data systems.   

Per DSHS Information Technology security policies, user accounts that have not been logged into for 90 days will be terminated.  This affects the Newborn Screening Web Application (Neometrics) and Texas Public Health Laboratory Online.

Information and forms for re-applying for deactivated user accounts may be found at Remote Data Systems: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/lab/remotedata.shtm

Questions 

Remote Data Systems Account Assistance:

Email: RemoteLabSupport@dshs.texas.gov.


General Laboratory Information:

Email: LabInfo@dshs.state.tx.us  or

Phone: 1-888-963-7111 ext. 2484

Laboratory Remote Data Systems
Quick Links
  1. Where do I log in to Remote Data Systems?
  2. What forms do I use to apply for a Remote Data Systems Account?
  3. How do I contact DSHS if I have general questions or problems with the systems?
  4. Additional Information
1. Remote Data Systems Log-in Pages

Newborn Screening (NBS):

Lab Online - Public Health Microbiology (PH) and Clinical Chemistry (THSteps) for Providers:

Citrix Access for Epidemiologists:

2. Forms to Apply for a Remote Data Systems Account

To apply for access to any of the Remote Data Systems, please submit the following forms:

Facility Security Agreement (PDF 20kb), revised: 04/2020

  • Only one needed per facility (or per Submitter ID).

    Submitter ID/TPI number must match the numbers on the specimen submission forms.

Web User Access Agreement (PDF 22kb), revised: 04/2020

  • Each person that will need access to the remote data services will need to complete their own web user access agreement.

    Shared accounts (multiple people using one log-in) are not permitted.
3. Contact Us
Texas Public Health Laboratory (Lab Online)   

Results Available

Capabilities

Resources

Clinical Chemistry (THSteps):

Lead, Hemoglobin, Hemoglobin Electrophoresis, Glucose, Lipid, RPR, Creatinine

View / Print Result Reports


Results availability date:  January 1, 2017 to current date

To obtain Clinical Chemistry reports prior to 2016, contact Lab Reporting at 512-776-7578 or fax a request to 512-776-7533


Public Health Microbiology (PH):

TB, HIV/STD, Serology, Virology, Parasitology, Bacteriology, Rabies, etc.

View / Print Result Reports

Results availability dates: May 8, 2008 - Serology
July 2, 2008 - Bacteriology, Molecular Biology
July 28, 2008 - Mycobacteriology (including TB), Virology, Consumer Microbiology

Citrix Access for Epidemiologists or LRNS

Results Available

Capabilities

Resources

Public Health Microbiology (PH):TB, HIV/STD, Serology, Virology, Parasitology, Bacteriology, Rabies, etc.

TB, HIV/STD, Serology, Virology, Parasitology, Bacteriology, Rabies, etc.

View / Print Result Reports

Results availability dates: May 8, 2008 - Serology
July 2, 2008 - Bacteriology, Molecular Biology
July 28, 2008 - Mycobacteriology (including TB), Virology, Consumer Microbiology

Texas NBS Web Application - Neometrics

Results Available

Capabilities

Resources

Newborn Screening (NBS):

View / Print Result Reports

View Facility Report Cards

Submit demographic information electronically

Replace manual completion of the demographic form by generating labels

Results availability date: February 2007 

Texas Newborn Screening 

The Texas Newborn Screening HL7 system allows Newborn Screening facilities to electronically:

  • Submit validated newborn screening demographics to the DSHS Newborn Screening laboratory.
  • Receive final newborn screening results.

Facilities interested in initiating an HL7 interface project with the Texas Newborn Screening Laboratory should first contact their IT and/or Interoperability departments to discuss feasibility. Email NewbornScreeningLab@dshs.state.tx.us for more information on initiating a project.

TX DSHS NBS HL7 Orders Implementation Guide

TX DSHS NBS HL7 Results Implementation Guide 

Last updated November 19, 2020