For human sample submissions:

 

Attention: The Wyoming Public Health Laboratory now requires a fee for WNV testing.  Please visit http://health.wyo.gov/phsd/lab/testingfees.html for fee information.

 

SERUM: (Red top or Serum Separator tubes)

  • Acute Serum: Should be collected at least 8 days AFTER onset of symptoms
  • Convalescent Serum: Should be collected 14-21 days AFTER the acute sample

 

CSF: Should be collected PRIOR to 8 days after onset of illness

 

Sample Submission Guidelines:

Please send:

  • At least 2 mL serum
  • At least 1 mL CSF
  • WNV Test Requisition Form

 

Laboratory Requisition Form- click here

 

Packaging and Shipping
Specimens should be transported on cold pack by the public health laboratory courier system or overnight carrier and labeled as diagnostic specimens according to federal shipping regulations.  For details on shipping and packaging of human specimens download the Human Specimen Submission Protocol

Please send to:

Wyoming Department of Health

Public Health Laboratory

517 Hathaway Building

Cheyenne, WY 82002

(307) 777-7431

For information on packaging and shipping of diagnostic specimens see one of the following:

US Postal Services: http://pe.usps.gov

Department of Transportation: http://hazmat.dot.gov

International Air Transportation Association: http://www.iata.org

 

For horse sample submissions, contact the WY State Veterinary Lab at

1-800-442-8331