The Viral Special Pathogens Branch (VSPB), in the Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP) performs a variety of diagnostic techniques for hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.
Who May Submit Specimens and How Should They Be Submitted?
State Health Departments
See the protocol for specimen submission for information on submitting specimens.
Please contact your state health department before sending specimens to CDC.
Non U.S. Physicians
Testing at CDC is done only with prior consultation. Please call the CDC’s Emergency Operations Center at 770-488-7100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Individuals other than physicians or appropriate state health department employees
Private citizens may not submit specimens to CDC for testing. If you feel that diagnostic testing is necessary, consult your physician or state health department.