Submitter Information for the CDC Specimen Submission Form 50.34
Is there a way to lock the state public health laboratory (SPHL) information on the CDC Specimen Submission Form 50.34 so it can be posted on their web site?
If you want to share the CDC Specimen Submission Form 50.34 with your SPHL information, you can complete the SPHL submitter information in the Adobe fillable form and save the PDF. The PDF file with your SPHL submitter information can then be shared. Information populated on the form cannot be locked.
With CDC standardizing submitter information, can there be more than one point of contact (POC) per PHL (i.e. section heads)?
Yes, CDC recognizes that a PHL's points of contact may vary per submission, and therefore CDC can store multiple points of contact for each submitting organization. In contrast, there should only be one Laboratory Director for each PHL.
The SPHL submitter information changes often. Is there an alternative to us adding another name?
A formal request will need to be submitted to the helpdesk at CDC_ID_Lab.firstname.lastname@example.org (404-639-2176 locally or 1-855-612-7575 toll-free) to inform CDC of the change to the SPHL information.
Will you accept county public health laboratory submitter information?
Yes. If they are the original submitter of a specimen, then local and county public health laboratories would fill out the original submitter box when submitting the CDC Specimen Submission Form 50.34. The State should supply the form with the acceptable SPHL submitter information already completed to local and county public health laboratories that have permission to submit directly to CDC.