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Lab changes collection devices for chlamydia, gonorrhea

13 Aug 2021

Streamlined process to reduce confusion

By: Kara Cardwell, senior laboratory specialist

Starting Aug. 17, Salem Health Laboratories will change swab collection devices for chlamydia and gonorrhea testing due to new instrumentation. We will update ordering to a streamlined process, which will reduce confusion.

Clients who use West Valley Laboratories will continue with the same collection device, but will use the updated and streamlined ordering system. Ordering and collection device information was reported in the Aug. 1 edition of Common Ground.

For more information, please see or call Laboratory Client Services at 503-814-5227.