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Ebola Preparedness: Ebola Virus Testing

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Clinical Laboratory Guidance

The following information is provided in the event a specimen is to be collected and sent to the North Carolina State Laboratory for Public Health to be tested for Ebola Zaire. This testing is performed by the Bioterrorism and Emerging Pathogens (BTEP) Unit. All requests for testing must be approved by the Communicable Disease Branch (919-733-3419) prior to collecting samples. Please refer to the following documents for more information.

Required Specimen Forms

You must send all 3 forms with each sample set.

Additional Resources

BTEP Contact Information

BTEP Main Line: 919-807-8765
24/7 Duty Phone: 919-807-8600
BTEP Fax Number: 919-715-1840