Health Gorilla, a provider of clinical data interoperability, announced that its API can now be used to place COVID-19 test orders and receive test results from a number of diagnostic vendors. The lab network API is used by thousands of providers and health organizations worldwide to enable electronic lab ordering and results.
The Health Gorilla Diagnostic Network APITrack this API allows providers to submit orders for laboratory or radiology tests and receive the results electronically from vendors such as Labcorp, Quest Diagnostics and Bioreference.
"In order to control the spread of COVID-19, we urgently need to increase access to testing," said Steve Yaskin, Co-founder and CEO of Health Gorilla. "Starting today, we're making COVID-19 test ordering available immediately via API to all of our developer and EMR clients, as well as through our web application for any physician user."
Orders placed using the API are free and Health Gorilla plans to expand electronic COVID-19 test ordering to other national and regional labs in the coming weeks. Interested developers can learn more about the API at the Health Gorilla API reference page.