Legal Requests

Pathology materials and reports may be requested for a variety of reasons including:

  • Secondary Consult
  • Specialized testing
  • Preservation for potential future litigation
  • Litigation
  • Subpoena
At LSU Health, protecting the privacy and materials entrusted to our team is one of our highest priorities. All specimens and reports are considered legal items and must have appropriate documentation to be released. To expedite requests a valid HIPAA release form must be submitted preferably with a reasonable timeframe. Request that are broad and state from birth to present take longer to process due to the magnitude of the request and can be extremely costly depending on the volume. Coroner cases must be obtained directly via the coroner’s office with the exception of a subpoena. Note not all specimens are viable for long periods of time and may be discarded appropriately as per regulatory requirements.

Requests for Secondary Consultations or Specialized Testing Outside of LSU Health Shreveport

Contact Our Patient/Client Services Personnel

Phone: 318.675.5918
Fax: 318.675.4568

Preservation or Litigation Requests

Reports on LSU Health Shreveport Patients

Obtained via our Health Information Management Department
Phone: 318.675.5789
Fax: 318.675.5785


Reports on Non-LSU Health Shreveport Patients

Obtained via our Pathology Business Manager or their designee
Phone: 318.675.5789
Fax: 318.675.5785
LSU Health Shreveport, Dept of Pathology, Pathology Custodian of Records and Materials
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, Louisiana 71103


Specimens/Materials/Preservations/Pathology Billing on Any Patient

Obtained via our Pathology Business Manager or their designee
Phone: 318.675.8848 or 318.675.8475
Fax: 318.675.4568
LSU Health Shreveport, Dept of Pathology, Pathology Custodian of Records and Materials
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, Louisiana 71103

Subpoena

All subpoenas should be sent directly to:

LSU Health Shreveport
Office of Legal Affairs and Organizational Integrity
PO Box 33932
Shreveport, Louisiana 71130
Phone: 318.675.5406