Support Services

The OLS Support Services Section was developed to perform the pre-analytical and post-analytical processes to support the laboratory's technical sections.  The Section consists of the Central Accessioning Unit, the Container Room Unit, and the front desk receptionist.

Central Accessioning Unit

This Unit is responsible for receiving, sorting, and distributing incoming specimens to the technical sections for testing.  They are also responsible for accessioning specimen data, data entry of demographic information, and distribution of preliminary and final test reports.

Container Room Unit

This Unit provides kits and supplies for the collection of specimens to be submitted to OLS for testing.  Specimen collection kits are provided free of charge to environmental health services, county health departments, family planning clinics, physician offices, hospitals, and other entities as needed.  Over 200,000 kits are prepared and distributed each year.

Requests for kits and supplies must be made in writing using a designated Specimen Kit Requisition Form specific for each laboratory test. 

Forms and Instructions

All forms and instructions can be found HERE.

Packaging and Shipping Information

Specimen packaging and shipping information can be found HERE.

Contact Information

Central Accessioning Unit: 304-558-3530 extension 2004
Container Room Unit: 304-558-3530 extension 2204

Specimen Inquiries: 304-558-3530 extension 0

Fax: 304-558-2006