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Submitting Samples to OSPHL

Submission Instructions for Communicable Disease Samples

The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL) provides testing for communicable diseases (virology, immunology and microbiology).


General Submission Instructions

Use our Lab Test Menu to find instructions for submitting specimens. 

All specimens submitted for communicable disease testing must follow the OSPHL Specimen Submission Policy.

To get started, Order Test Request Forms and Specimen Collection Kits.

If you are unsure how to complete our Test Request Forms, please reference our Required Fields Cheat Sheets. These versions are intended as a resource and not for specimen submission.

Clients submitting laboratory orders using electronic data transmission should not complete the paper Test Request Forms.


Special Submission Instructions

Occasionally, an outbreak or emerging infection leads to the OSPHL publishing additional or special submission instructions.


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