|DAVID L. LAKEY, M.D.
1100 W. 49th Street • Austin, Texas 78756
P.O. Box 149347 • Austin, TX 78714-9347
1-888-963-7111 • http://www.dshs.state.tx.us
December 10, 2007
Holiday Instructions: Mailing Specimens to the DSHS Laboratory
The DSHS Laboratory will be closed December 23-26 and January 1, 2008; therefore, the Lab must receive specimen submissions by December 21, 2007, for total hemoglobin, lead, and RPR testing. This will facilitate turn-around time during the Christmas holidays. Please keep in mind the possibility of delays in mail service during the holidays.
- Specimens submitted for lead and total hemoglobin testing must be received within 10 days of collection.
- Specimens submitted for RPR testing must be received within 5 days of collection.
We appreciate your commitment in providing services for children in the State of Texas.