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Communicable Disease Testing

Contact Us
Phone: 503-693-4100
Fax: 503-693-5604

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Street Address
OSPHL CD Testing
7202 NE Evergreen Parkway, Suite 100
Hillsboro, OR  97124-6536

Mailing Address
PO Box 275
Portland, OR 97207-0275

Hours of Operation
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mon-Fri

About Us

Communicable Disease Testing provides essential screening, diagnostic and reference testing in general microbiology and virology/immunology.

The General Microbiology laboratory provides essential screening, diagnostic and reference testing for rabies, bacterial and parasitic diseases to support outbreak investigations and public health surveillance. Molecular sub-typing of some bacterial pathogens is also performed.

The Virology/Immunology laboratory provides essential testing for diseases of public health importance caused by viruses and other microorganisms.


  • Use the Lab Test Menu to find tests performed at the Laboratory.
  • Testing for tuberculosis, rabies, food-borne diseases (eg, botulism and other food poisoning), plague, diphtheria, whooping cough, gonorrhea, salmonellosis, shigellosis, E. coli O157, other diarrheal diseases, giardiasis, amoebic dysentery, cryptosporidosis and other intestinal parasitic diseases.
  • Conducting bacteriologic monitoring of surface, waste and drinking water to support local health department programs and other state agencies.
  • Compiling testing data for applied research and disease monitoring.
  • Providing technical assistance and consultation to clinical laboratories, local health departments and other agencies.
  • Providing testing to support public health programs and activities undertaken by local health departments and other agencies.

Communicable Disease Testing is part of the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory. View the complete OSPHL staff directory or search the Public Health Program Directory to see all programs in the Oregon Public Health Division.