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Accessing OSPHL Test Results

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:

  1. Come in person to the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory [view map] and bring government-issued picture ID,

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  2. Fill out the PDF DocumentTest 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.


Records from the Northwest Regional Newborn Screening Program

Children younger than 6 years of age
  • Parents or Guardians: Complete the OSPHL Laboratory Test Result Request Form (pdf).
  • Medical Providers: Request his or her newborn screening records by faxing the child’s name, date of birth and mother’s name and date of birth on your practice letterhead to 503-693-5601.

Children ages 6 and older  (includes sickle cell test results for college athletics)
These records are outside of their record retention and should have been destroyed. It is unlikely that older records will be located. To request records:
  • Parents or Guardians: Complete the OSPHL Laboratory Test Result Request Form (pdf)
  • Medical Providers: Request newborn screening records by faxing a medical record release authorization form signed by the parent or guardian to 503-693-5601. 
Newborn screening records for patients over the page of 18 may only be requested by the patient by completing the OSPHL Laboratory Test Result Request Form (pdf).
 
Children born in other states
Please contact the birth state's newborn bloodspot screening program to request results. Contact information for each state can be found on the NewSTEPs website. For your convenience, links to the state programs for which the OSPHL currently tests are provided.

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.

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