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Discontinuation of Hepatitis A IgM Antibody and Hepatitis B Core IgM Antibody TestsDiscontinuation of Hepatitis A IgM Antibody and Hepatitis B Core IgM Antibody Tests
Effective October 3rd, the State Hygienic Laboratory will discontinue offering Hepatitis A IgM Antibody and Hepatitis B Core IgM Antibody tests. Read more...

Discontinuation of Complement Fixation TestsDiscontinuation of Complement Fixation Tests
Effective September 6, the State Hygienic Laboratory will discontinue offering Complement Fixation testing. Read more...

New Special Pathogens Test Request Form/Patient Middle Name Added to Clinical Test Request FormsNew Special Pathogens Test Request Form/Patient Middle Name Added to Clinical Test Request Forms
The State Hygienic Laboratory at The University of Iowa has made a new test request form available to order special pathogens testing. The “Special Pathogens Test Request Form” is now available on the SHL Clinical Test Request Forms webpage located at http://www.shl.uiowa.edu/testmenu/formgenerator.xml.

Method changes for Hepatitis and HIV testingMethod changes for Hepatitis and HIV testing
Effective September 9, the State Hygienic Laboratory will begin using the DiaSorin Liaison instrument (CLIA method) to analyze Hepatitis and HIV testing. Read more...

Test Iowa At-Home: Directions to SHL for Kit Pick-UpTest Iowa At Home - Directions to SHL for Kit Pick-Up
Test Iowa At-Home collection kits may be picked up at any of our three laboratory locations during business hours.

SHL Laboratory Symposium will be held on September 29thSHL Laboratory Symposium will be held on September 29th
Registration for the 2022 Laboratory Symposium is now open.

State Hygienic Lab named healthiest lab in the nationState Hygienic Lab named healthiest lab in the nation
The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) named the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa as the healthiest lab in the nation at the association's annual meeting in May.

Syphilis Testing ChangesSyphilis Testing Changes
Effective June 1, the State Hygienic Laboratory will begin using the reverse syphilis serology testing algorithm instead of the traditional algorithm. Read more...

As Omicron surge peaks in Iowa, SHL staff deliver a systematic and coordinated responseAs Omicron surge peaks in Iowa, SHL staff deliver a systematic and coordinated response
On a frigid morning in mid-January, tiny flurries swirled outside the University of Iowa State Hygienic Lab building as an unusual sight, an eighteen-wheeler UPS semi-truck, slowly backed up to the loading dock with a daily delivery of samples. Read more...