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Submitting Specimens to CDC for Testing

Requirements for All Specimens Submitted to CDC

All specimens submitted for testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) must be accompanied by a Specimen Information Form. This form helps the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL) provide all required information to the CDC.


How to submit a specimen for testing at the CDC
  1. Complete the Oregon Form - Specimen Information for Lab Testing at the CDC electronically (preferred)
      • If you cannot type into this form, your browser may not support the fillable form. Try saving the form to your computer to type into the form.
      • If you must use a hand-fillable form (not preferred) you may print the blank form then complete by hand. Include the completed form with the specimen(s) and submit to the OSPHL.
  2. Print the completed form.
  3. Complete the appropriate OSPHL Test Request form.
  4. Enclose both completed forms with your specimen and submit to the OSPHL.

Please direct all questions to OSPHL at 503-693-4100 and ask for General Microbiology or Virology/Immunology. If you are unsure which testing section you need, tell the receptionist which test you are submitting specimen(s) for.

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