Bureau of Clinical Laboratories

Clinical Labs Facility in Montgomery

Welcome to the Bureau of Clinical Laboratories (BCL), part of the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Our facility houses nine divisions and about 110 employees. The Bureau also includes a regional laboratory located in Mobile. The lab receives approximately one million specimens per year and performs more than two million laboratory tests in support of our 67 county health departments around the state, as well as private citizens and private health care providers.

Vision: To lead the state, through both laboratory science and service, in improving and protecting the public's health from current and future diseases and disasters.

Mission: The mission of the BCL is to give laboratory support for public health programs and policy decisions that protect and promote the health of the citizens of Alabama.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

For information about COVID-19, visit Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). For guidance on specimen collection, packaging, and shipping, visit Healthcare Providers and refer to ADPH Resources.

Laboratory Moves to Prattville

The Bureau of Clinical Laboratories (BCL) will begin moving to Prattville, Alabama on August 27, 2020 and conclude around September 9, 2020. Please find important information below regarding the move.

Testing Tidbits:

  • Testing (except COVID-19) ends at current location on 8/26/2020 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Reporting of results ends at current location on 8/27/2020 at 12:00 noon.
  • All specimens to be submitted/shipped to the Prattville location starting 8/27/2020.
  • COVID-19 testing will continue.
  • Newborn Screening (NBS) specimens will be tested and results are expected to be released within the 7-business day TAT.
    - Continue to mail NBS specimens according to the collection protocol.
    - The new NBS lab phone number will be 334-290-3097.
    - Note: The NBS Secure Remote Viewer (SRV) will be down during portions of August 27 and 28. Results cannot be obtained during this time. Pediatricians obtain NBS results before the 27.

BCL’s new main phone number:

BCL’s new mailing address:

Bureau of Clinical Laboratories
P.O. Box 1000
Prattville, AL 36067-9901

For Fed-Ex or UPS to ship specimens and packages:

Bureau of Clinical Laboratories
204 Legends Court
Prattville, AL 36066-7893

Download this information as an Infosheet.

Requisition Form For Laboratory Testing

Beginning January 1, 2014, the Bureau of Clinical Laboratories (BCL) is requiring that healthcare providers who do not use the BCL's Web portal provide patient demographics and insurance information for all specimens, except newborn screening, submitted to the Lab for testing.

Directions to Bureau of Clinical Laboratories

Patient Results

Requires the completion of the Patient Request for Release of Completed Laboratory Results.


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For more information about BCL, visit About Us.

Page last updated: November 17, 2021