Specimens must have tested positive for Hepatitis A Virus IgM at an outside laboratory
Requested: disease onset date
Serum and Plasma: freeze or refrigerate specimens after collection.
Whole blood: refrigerate specimens promptly after collection. Do not freeze whole blood.
Nucleic acid extract: Freeze promptly
Ship refrigerated specimens to VRDL on cold packs. Ship frozen specimens to VRDL on dry ice.
Work with your local public health department to ensure samples are packaged according to instructions for Biological Substance – Category B (UN 3373) shipment.
Ship specimens and a hard copy of the completed submittal forms to:
CDPH VRDL ATTN: Specimen Receiving 850 Marina Bay Parkway Richmond, CA 94804 Phone: 510-307-8586