Clinical Specimen Submission Guidance

The Rhode Island State Health Laboratory provides this guidance to describe the current diagnostic procedures performed, and required submission information. Individual pages corresponding to frequently submitted specimens may be printed for your reference from the pull-down menu. As changes in procedures and protocols occur, the guide will be updated. Note that some testing has an associated fee.

What Laboratories should do

  • Know which specimens need to be submitted.
  • Follow the specific submission guidance for each laboratory test.


Clinical Specimen Submission