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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 the appropriate forms, detailed below. Without these forms, specimens cannot be forwarded to the CDC for testing.

  1. Complete the CDC's Specimen Submission Form 50.34
      • CDC requires a download of this form to be used.  
      • Complete as much information as is known about the case. 
      • Print the completed form.
  2. Complete the appropriate OSPHL Test Request Form. Print the completed form. 
  3. Enclose both completed forms with your specimen and submit to the OSPHL.

Please direct 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.