Providing comprehensive laboratory services
| human specimens | animal specimens | environmental samples |
| professional expertise | consultation | threat response |
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After hours receipt of samples is temporarily unavailable. All packages transported through a courier (FedEx, UPS, LoneStar Overnight) will be accepted during regular business hours. Specimens submitted to Greyhound Bus Station-Austin will be picked up by laboratory staff as usual. Hand-delivered samples will be accepted only during regular business hours Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) until further notice. If you have questions concerning this issue, please call (512) 776-7598.
Vision: A healthy Texas
Mission: Improve health and wellbeing in Texas
DSHS Laboratory Rules: Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 73
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