The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL) has been actively protecting the public's health since 1903 by supporting state and local infectious disease control efforts, preventing metabolic disorders detectable at birth, and assuring the quality of testing in clinical and environmental laboratories.
Communicable Disease Testing
The Communicable Disease Testing section provides screening, diagnostic and reference testing (virology, immunology and microbiology) for communicable diseases.
The Northwest Regional Newborn Screening Program screens newborns for rare but serious health problems like Cystic Fibrosis and other metabolic conditions.
Oregon Sentinel Laboratory Response Network
The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory provides training and support for clinical, food testing, veterinary diagnostic and environmental laboratories (referred to as sentinel labs) that can provide a coordinated and immediate response to biological and chemical threats.
Environmental Laboratory Accreditation
The Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ORELAP) accredits qualified environmental testing laboratories in Oregon and throughout the country to national standards.
Clinical Laboratory Regulation
The Oregon Laboratory Compliance Section contracts> with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to carry out the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in Oregon.