Scientific Support Services
The Laboratory receives approximately 250,000 test requests annually. The validity of any given test is dependent upon the proper transport, handling, and storage of the submitted environmental sample or clinical specimen. The Scientific Support Services section is an integral part of laboratory operations, protecting the integrity and security of the submitted material, and employing procedures to track these submissions throughout the testing process.
Scientific Support Services also prepares collection kits for clients, provides consumables, media, and glassware for use by Laboratory testing sections, removes and decontaminates waste, and generates Laboratory reports of test results for distribution to clients.
Collection supplies may be requested by calling Scientific Support Services at 860-920-6674 or by submitting an email request to email@example.com .
Test requisition forms include the following:
Clinical Test Requisition, Form OL-9B
Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAA) – Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex
Request for Rabies Examination, Form OL-97A
NOTE: The Request for Rabies Examination form (OL-97A) was revised on May 19, 2016 to incorporate changes to animal testing at the State Public Health Laboratory. The new requirements, as outlined in the April 2016 issue of the Connecticut Epidemiologist newsletter, will begin July 1, 2016.