ELR Percentages by Disease Category

ELR is monitored against 10 disease categories. In 2013, across all jurisdictions, the Hepatitis, HIV, and Zoonotic disease categories showed the biggest gains in the percentage of lab reports being sent electronically (Hepatitis +13%, HIV +12%, and Zoonotic +8%).

This bar graph shows changes to the percentage of ELR for Hepatitis, HIV, and Zoonotic from 2012 to 2013. Hepatitis was 69 percent in 2012 and 81 percent in 2013. HIV was 54 percent in 2012 and 66 percent in 2013. Zoonotic was 76 percent in 2012 and 84 percent in 2013
Increased Percentages of ELR for Hepatitis, HIV, and Zoonotic in 2013.

Increased Percentages of ELR for Hepatitis, HIV, and Zoonotic in 2013

This bar graph shows changes to the percentage of ELR for Hepatitis, HIV, and Zoonotic from 2012 to 2013. Hepatitis was 69 percent in 2012 and 81 percent in 2013. HIV was 54 percent in 2012 and 66 percent in 2013. Zoonotic was 76 percent in 2012 and 84 percent in 2013.}

Percentage of ELR Volume by Disease Categories for 2012 and 2013
Disease Category Laboratory Reports (Percentage of Total Laboratory Reports)
2012 2013 Gain/Loss
Hepatitis 69 81 13
HIV 54 66 12
Zoonotic 76 84 8
TB/Myco 34 39 5
Enteric 57 61 4
Influenza 68 71 2
STD 63 65 2
Lead/Toxic 65 66 2
VPD 72 66 -6
General Communicable 85 65 -20
Totals, Average Percentage 62 67 5

In 2012, General Communicable, Zoonotic, and VPD had 70% or more of their reports sent electronically (General Communicable 85%, Zoonotic 76%, VPD 72%), and in 2013, Zoonotic, Hepatitis, and Influenza had 70% or more of their reports sent electronically (Zoonotic 84%, Hepatitis 81%, Influenza 71%).

The total number of all lab reports (both electronic and paper/fax) sent in 2013 was higher than the number sent in 2012 (21.9 million compared to 18.3 million), and a higher percentage of these reports were sent electronically. Overall, there was a 5% increase in ELR volume as a percentage of laboratory reporting volume for the year.

The following table shows electronic laboratory reporting for 2012 and 2013 subdivided into disease category percentages. In both 2012 and 2013, HIV, STD, and Lead/Toxic were each responsible for roughly a quarter of the electronic laboratory reporting volume; seven other disease categories made up the remaining 25% of electronic reports for those years.

Disease Category Composition of ELR Volume for 2012 and 2013
Disease Category Percentage of Total Electronic Laboratory Reports (Per Disease Category)
2012 2013
HIV 23 26
STD 25 25
Lead/Toxic 24 24
Hepatitis 13 12
General Communicable 5 3
Zoonotic 3 3
Influenza 2 2
TB/Myco 2 2
Enteric 2 1
VPD 2 1
Total ELR Volume 100 100

ELR in 2013 Subdivided Into Disease Categories

This graph shows the disease category percentages contributing to electronic laboratory reporting volume for 2013:

This bar graph shows the percentage of ELR in 2013 for ten disease categories, sorted from the disease category with the most ELR to the disease category with the least ELR. The values are 26 percent for HIV, 25 percent for STD, 24 percent for Lead/Toxic, 12 percent for Hepatitis, 3 percent for General Communicable and Zoonotic, 2 percent for Influenza and TB/Myco, 1 percent for Enteric and VPD

ELR in 2013 Subdivided Into Disease Categories.