Contact the State Laboratory before shipping a specimen.
Send the specimen to the laboratory using an overnight delivery service. Use a carrier that will provide for notification of receipt. This is required so that packages can be tracked and undelivered packages may be located quickly.
Package and label the specimen following appropriate regulations for shipping infectious substances. Regulations vary with the carrier and method of shipment. Contact your carrier about their specific regulations.
Send the package to:
South Dakota State Health Laboratory
615 E. 4th Street
Pierre, SD 57501
Daytime phone: (605)773-3368
After hours: 1-800-592-1861