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    Laboratory Services Section
    MC 1947
    PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 W. 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756-3199

    Phone: (512) 776-7318
    Fax: (512) 776-7294

    Phone Us Toll Free at:
    (888) 963-7111, ext. 7318

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Laboratory Services Section

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Providing comprehensive laboratory services

| human specimens | animal specimens | environmental samples |
| professional expertise | consultation | threat response |

Important changes have been made that impact testing, fees associated with testing and laboratory reporting. For more detailed information regarding these changes, please visit http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/lab/newRules.html.

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After hours receipt of samples is temporarily unavailable. All packages transported through a courier (FedEx, UPS, LoneStar Overnight) will be accepted during regular business hours. Specimens submitted to Greyhound Bus Station-Austin will be picked up by laboratory staff as usual. Hand-delivered samples will be accepted only during regular business hours Monday - Friday (7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) until further notice. If you have questions concerning this issue, please call (512) 776-7598. 

 


Vision: A healthy Texas
Mission: Improve health and wellbeing in Texas


DSHS Laboratory Rules:  Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 73

Note: External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may not be accessible to people with disabilities. 

Last updated December 05, 2013