Specimen Collection Information

In order to submit specimens for Public Health Lab (PHL) testing, please complete the following electronically fillable forms (no hand written forms will be accepted) and include a copy of the forms with the specimens.

All fields highlighted in red are required.

Once the forms have been completed and the specimens collected, please contact the PHL courier at 562-658-1460 (weekdays from 8:00am 5:00pm) to arrange for the specimens to be picked up from your facility. All specimens should be stored at 4C until pick-up.

For technical assistance with specimen collection or completion of forms, contact the
Vaccine Preventable Disease Control Program (formerly Immunization Program):
Weekdays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm call: 213-351-7800.
After hours call: 213-974-1234.

Mumps Specimen Collection

CDPH Specimen Collection Guidance - Mumps
Image of child with Mumps
  • Serum - Mumps IgG and IgM
    (Complete both forms)
  • Urine - PCR (Must accompany a buccal specimen)
    (Complete both forms)
Patients who reside in Los Angeles County and are suspected to have mumps must be reported to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health as soon as possible by submitting the
Confidential Morbidity Report (CMR) Form or by phone.

Do not wait for laboratory results before reporting to Public Health.

Specimens submitted to Public Health Lab will not be tested until the patient is reported to Public Health.

Business Hours (8:00 5:00pm):
Phone: (888) 397-3993 Fax: (888) 397-3778

After Business Hours (After 5:00pm or on weekends):
Phone: (213) 974-1234

Measles Specimen Collection

CDPH Specimen Collection Guidance - Measles
Image of child with Measles
  • Serum - Measles IgG and IgM
    (Complete both forms)
Patients who reside in Los Angeles County and are suspected to have measles must be reported to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health immediately by telephone.

Do not wait for lab results.

Specimens submitted to Public Health Lab will not be tested until the patient is reported to Public Health.

Business Hours (8:00 5:00pm):
Phone: (888) 397-3993 Fax: (888) 397-3778

After Business Hours (After 5:00pm or on weekends):
Phone: (213) 974-1234

Content last updated: July 20, 2017

    

 
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