OHSU Labs Client Services

For information on lab products and services, professional consultation, and to reach specific labs, call OHSU Labs Client Services at 503-494-7383 or 1-888-375-4636 (toll free) or email Laboratory Services.

Test Information

Use the links on this page or call OHSU Labs Client Services for more information.

Critical Value Test List

Notice for all ordering providers, including external providers.

Effective Monday, January 3, 2022, all final results for orders placed through OHSU's clinical laboratories will be immediately released to OHSU MyChart. In order to block immediate release, the ordering provider should notify OHSU on the requisition form - at the time the order is placed - of their reasonable belief that an information blocking exception applies.

This change is being made to comply with Oregon law and the Federal Information Blocking Rule.

What's new in the lab

Kaiser Microbiology Laboratory will no longer provide a few sub-specialty services to OHSU, beginning Monday, Dec. 6
Impacted users: OHSU only

Due to operational challenges, these tests will be sent to ARUP Labs in Utah and Legacy Central Lab in Portland as detailed below. Organisms and antibiotic susceptibilities will no longer appear in patients’ charts as discrete results but will instead be text results or scanned reports.

The following tests will be performed at ARUP Labs:

CULTURE, AFB (ALL SPEC TYPES EXCEPT BLOOD) – NON SURGICAL, LAB00187
CULTURE, AFB BLOOD, LAB101409
CULTURE, FUNGAL BLOOD, LAB101089
CULTURE, FUNGAL (NON-BLOOD)—NON SURGICAL, LAB101090

The following tests will be performed at Legacy Central Lab in Portland:

CULTURE, NASAL BACTI, LAB00174
CULTURE, THROAT BACTI, LAB00176
CULTURE, SPUTUM, LAB00190
CULTURE, WOUND SUPERFICIAL, LAB101085
CULTURE, GC ONLY, LAB00194
CULTURE, GENITAL; NOT GC, LAB01068

All other cultures will remain unchanged and will continue to have discrete results. HMC micro is done in-house and is unaffected by this change.

Clinical Research Testing

OHSU Lab Services is here to support your clinical research. Most of our laboratory tests can be performed as part of clinical research studies at a discounted price. Please visit the Clinical Research Services Office website for more details.

Sending specimens to OHSU labs

To send specimens by express mail:

OHSU Laboratory Services Mail Code HRC9
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239

For specimens delivered by courier or cab:

OHSU Laboratories
Hatfield Laboratory Services Room HRC9D20
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239