The Public Health Laboratory of East Texas performs influenza testing as part of the state surveillance program. The testing offered includes the subtyping of influenza viruses by RT-PCR, and can detect Influenza A seasonal and pandemic subtypes, as well as Influenza B.
Specimens submitted for surveillance testing purposes are to be coordinated through local health departments. Testing is offered Monday through Friday.
Please see the link below for determining specimen requirements and submission procedures. Specimens must be accompanied by a completed DSHS G2A form or PHLET submission form. If you are not a current submitter to DSHS, please contact us so that we may establish you as a submitter to prevent testing delays. Specimens will only be received from current submitters.
Please contact PHLET at (903) 877-5071 if you have any questions about testing or sample submission.
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