Viral Hemorragic Fever (Not Ebola or Marburg) (CDCSO)  

IMPORTANT! Pre-approval needed from state or local health department. Local or State Health Department. Send approval to or call (402) 559-9444.

NPHL has moved to an electronic ordering system, NUlirt, and it is now the preferred method to order all tests. Once ordered, print a "batch list" (see NUlirt Guide).

Forms Required - Nulirt batch list or NPHL Test Request Form (completed in entirety) must accompany the specimen to include the following information: symptoms and date of onset, pregnancy status, travel and vaccine history. Testing will not be performed without all required information.

Please call NPHL Client Services at (402) 559-2440 or toll free at (800) 334-0459 for further clarification.


Test: Viral Hemorragic Fever (Not Ebola or Marburg)  
  • Alkhurma, Chapare, Crimean-Congo, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, HPS, Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, HFRS, Kyasanur Forest Disease, KFD, Lassa fever, Luio, Omsk, Rift fever, Severe Dengue, Yellow fever, VHF
  • Monday - Thursday
  • Turnaround time: 2 weeks
    • Critical specimesn will take less that 4 days
  • Submit all specimens for the CDC through the state health departments, NOT directly to the CDC. The CDC does not accept routine shipments on weekends or holidays. Therefore, ship to NPHL on Monday-Thursday to guarantee arrival at the CDC by Friday
Collection Device:
  • Test subject to CLIA regulations and requires 2 patient identifiers on container and requisition forms
  • For shipping, see Category A instructions
  • Seal tubes with Parafilm™ or tape and place in biohazard bag with absorbent material
  • NUlirt packing list or appropriate paperwork (completed in entirety) must accompany specimens
Specimen Stability:  
Reference Interval:  
Reportable Disease:  
  • Test performed at the CDC
  • Submit all specimens to the CDC through NPHL, NOT directly to the CDC.
  • Contact the NPHL emergency pager before sending specimen (402) 888-5588
Revised: 4/25/2024 
If you have questions about proper specimen collection, please call NPHL Client Services at (402) 559-2440 or toll free at (800) 334-0459.