Packaging and Shipping


    KDHE Division of Laboratories - Specimen Packaging and Shipping Department at Work
  • Requisition for Specimen Kits (.pdf)
  • Universal Form Instructional Guide (.pdf)
    This is an instructional guide only, the form attached to this guide should not be printed and used to submit samples to the KHEL. If you are in need of Universal Forms please order them with the "Requisition for Specimen Kits Form, " which can be found above.
  • Please use the Change Authorization Request Form for all re-issued reports, demographic corrections, test additions, or other laboratory report modifications. The form must be signed, dated and faxed to the Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories (KHEL) before any final changes will be made on all preliminary or final laboratory reports.
  • Please use the Laboratory Report Delivery Form to change submitting health care facility preference for laboratory report delivery. The form must be signed, dated and faxed to the Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories (KHEL) before any changes will be made to the current laboratory report delivery method.

Category A, Infectious Substances

Category B, Biological Substances

Other Clinical Specimen Instructional Guides

Packaging and Shipping Checklists

Shipping Chemical Emergency Samples Related to Human Exposure
to the Kansas Health & Environment Laboratories

If a chemical exposure event occurs in Kansas all human clinical samples are to be submitted to the Kansas Health and Environment Laboratories (KHEL). Note that if KHEL cannot analyze the samples, they will ship them to the appropriate laboratory to be analyzed. Samples should be submitted as identified within the flowcharts "Shipping Blood Specimens after a Chemical Exposure Event to KHEL" and "Shipping Urine Specimens after a Chemical Exposure Event to KHEL." A Universal Form should be completed for all patients and the bar code labels from the Universal Forms must be applied to the patients specimen containers. The Universal Form will act as the shipping manifests for the samples. See the "CDC Instructions for Collecting, Labeling and Shipping Specimens During a Chemical Exposure Event" for written instructions on packaging and shipping the specimens. Guidance on these documents may be obtained by contacting the KHEL Laboratory Preparedness and Response Team at (785) 296-1620 or

Shipping Samples Directly to CDC