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How to register a laboratory in the GTR

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Burden Statement

Instructions on this page assume you have logged into the GTR submission site, and are ready to add information about your laboratory.

You will start from the home page for your GTR submissions. Click on Submit a new lab.

Register a new lab in GTR

Complete your data as summarized below. Following submission, the lab will display on the public site within 24-48 hours. GTR staff will reach out to new registrants with a brief questionnaire. Once the lab is approved, you will be able to submit your tests. Be sure to enter tests that are currently in scope.

When storing a laboratory record, you will be presented with a sequence of pages in which to submit data.  Each page has a distinct tab, as seen in the image below.

Image of the tabs controlling submission of laoratory information

At the bottom of each page is the button Save & Continue. If your entries on that page validate, you will be taken to the next tab. If there is a problem with how you completed a value, you will remain on the same tab.  Information will be provided to indicate what content needs to be corrected, and the type of error.  In the case below, the name of the city (a required field) was omitted. If at any time you are unsure as to what information to provide in a field you can hover over the help icon (help icon) to display help information, or review the help page for the tab you are on.

How validation errors are represented in the submission interface

Your progress through the submission process is marked as follows.  If you have not 'touched' a tab yet, text and tab color remain grey.  The tab you are currently processing is shown enlarged.  If you have touched a tab (blue text), you can go back to it at any time to update information (Remember click on Save & Continue before leaving the page.).  So in the example below, the Lab information has been saved and you are currently on the Personnel data tab.

Progress through tabs

The table below summarizes the content included under each tab. The names in the left column are linked to the details about how to submit the data elements in that section.

Section (tab)-specific help documents (also in the Lab Submission menu choices)
Lab information Names, contact information, services, and more
Personnel Staff members to be displayed or contacted
Licensure and accreditations CLIA, State licenses, and more
Default parameters Default values you want to set to appear on each test you offer
Review & Submit Review your entry, preview how it will appear on the web site, and submit

Last updated: 2022-11-09T13:59:56Z