For HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral (CTR) Programs, the MA DPH State Lab performs screening and confirmatory testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Contracted programs may request an HIV Kit, barcodes, or specimen submission forms by calling (617) 983-6392.

  • The multiple mailing HIV kit has a cardboard divided secondary container within a outer canister that has a blue label.
  • The courier kit (for use only by clinics that have a courier) has a zip-lock bag instead of an outer canister for transport within a courier's cooler.


For Integrated Counseling, Testing, and Referral (ICTR) Programs, testing services may also include:

  • Detection of antibodies to hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis C virus
    Contracted programs may request a Hepatitis Kit (lavender label), barcodes, or specimen submission forms by calling (617) 983-6392.
  • Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhea, and syphilis
    Contracted programs may request a STD-Chlamydia/GC kit and/or a syphilis serology kit by calling (617) 983-6640. Go to Specimen Submission Forms to obtain form SS-SLI-1-08.



This information is provided by the Bureau of Laboratory Sciences within the Department of Public Health.