Public Health Lab of East Texas Resources



Current news:

Influenza And SARS COV2 Surveillance Testing

The Public Health Laboratory of East Texas performs influenza testing as part of the state surveillance program. The testing offered includes the subtyping of influenza viruses by RT-PCR, and can detect Influenza A seasonal and pandemic subtypes, as well as Influenza B. SARS COV2 PCR testing is available for surveillance and outbreaks.

SARS COV 2 Variant testing: *COMING SOON*

Next Generation Sequencing will be available soon- please watch for updates.

Specimens submitted for surveillance testing purposes are to be coordinated through local health departments. Testing is offered Monday through Friday.


Please contact PHLET at (903) 877-5071 if you have any questions about testing or sample submission.

Other Helpful Flu Links

Packaging & Shipping Resources

The experts at PHLET can assist you by providing education and information regarding the packaging and shipping of biological substances. Onsite training is provided on a regular basis to help you maintain your packaging and shipping certification. Check out our training opportunities to learn more. The following links are resources that can assist you in the packaging and shipping process.

Helpful Links

DOT Website

IATA Website