How to Access Test Results
Patients Requesting Test Results
In order to protect the privacy of personal health information in compliance with the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory must verify the identity of any patient who is requesting test results.
To request test results, patients can either:
- Come in person to the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory [view map] and bring government-issued picture ID,
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- Fill out the Test Result Request Form, have it notarized, and send it by mail to the OSPHL at the address on the form.
Oregon Regulatory Statute 438.430(3) requires that the OSPHL wait at least 7 days before releasing test results at the request of a patient. In addition, the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory has 30 days to respond to requests for patient records according to HIPAA.
The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory abides by the Oregon State Agency Record Retention requirements (OAR 166-300) and destroys records that have met defined retention times. If the record you are requesting is past its retention time, we may no longer have it available.
Test results for minors
Parents and/or Guardians may request test results on behalf of patients under the age of 18. Patient representatives may request test results of behalf of patients by providing a copy of the medical power of attorney or a signed medical release.
Test results for college admissions
If you are requesting test results for college admissions, please visit the links below for more information about your options from the NCAA.
OSPHL Clients (Healthcare Providers): Accessing Test Results Online
Who may use this service
Submitters may be granted access to test result data via a secure internet portal for tests performed at the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL). Microbiology/Virology and Newborn Screening patient test result information may be viewed, sorted, searched, printed and/or copied. Submitters may view only test results on specimens that they submitted.
Applying for access: Communicable Disease Services
Prior to granting access to patient test results through the OSPHL secure web portal, the applicant must complete and sign the fields on the OSPHL Orchard Set-Up Form (doc) marked with an asterisk. The applicant's form must be authorized by a medical provider in their facility for rights to be granted.
Applying for access: Newborn Screening Services
Prior to granting access to patient test results through the OSPHL Secure Remote Viewer (SRV), the applicant must complete and sign the fields on the OSPHL SRV Set-Up Form (pdf). The applicant's form must be authorized by a medical provider in their facility for rights to be granted.
If you are locked out of your SRV account, please click "Forgot/Change Password" on the SRV login screen to re-activate your account.