Bureau of State Laboratory Services
Shipping & Receiving
Attention Arizona State Public Health Laboratory courier service clients (EZ Messenger). The courier service will be picking up samples on Thursday 07/02/2015 and delivering them to the ASPHL on Saturday 07/04/2015. There will be no courier services on Friday 07/03/2015, the state observed holiday. If you are a newborn screening hospital, courier services will be picking up samples on Saturday for same day or Monday 07/06/2015 delivery.
The Shipping & Receiving Department is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Starting on April 19th, 2014, they will be open Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
The ASPHL has contracted with a courier service for Newborn Screening cards and clinical specimens submitted within Arizona.
The current list of courier pick up locations and times can be accessed here:
For questions about specimen shipping or submission, contact the program testing areas or the Shipping and Receiving Department.
Guide to Laboratory Services
The Guide to Laboratory Services provides an overview of testing offered by the State Health Laboratory.
Supply Order Forms
If you need to order supplies for Newborn Screening kits, or for media, specimen collection kits, and mailers, please fill out and submit the appropriate form via fax or email.
Specimen Submission Forms
- Food Analysis Form
- Environmental Microbiology Misc. Analysis Form
- Microbiology Submission Form - Clinical | Instructions
- Chemistry Submission Form - Clinical
- Water Microbiological Sample Submission Form - Water
- Rabies Submission Form
Shipping Instructions and Guidelines
- Dangerous Goods Declaration Form
Category A substances must be accompanied by a Shipper's Declaration of Dangerous Goods Form as per 49 CFR 171 to 180. The attached template is provided as guidance for our partners.
- Venous Blood Collection Tube Guide
Describes the different types of colored Vacutainer blood collection tubes and which tubes are appropriate to submit for laboratory testing
- Transporting Infectious Substances
Guidelines from the US Department of Transportation, identifying which substances fall under either Category A or Category B shipping guidelines.
- Category A and B Shipping Examples
Summary of Category A and Category B substances and examples of packaging for each category.
- Category B Shipping Checklist
Guidelines for what is required for shipping Category B substances.
- Shipping Labels
Labels for Category A substances and dry ice.
Note: Information provided in PDF files.