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Lab announces Thanksgiving holiday hoursLab announces Thanksgiving holiday hours
In observance of Thanksgiving, the State Hygienic Laboratory will be open as follows.

Open Positions at the State Hygienic LaboratoryOpen Positions at the State Hygienic Laboratory
The State Hygienic Laboratory, with locations in Coralville, Ankeny, and Iowa’s Great Lakes Region, is hiring a variety of temporary and permanent positions. As the state’s public health and environmental laboratory, the Hygienic Laboratory serves all of Iowa’s 99 counties through disease detection, environmental monitoring, and newborn and maternal screening. Please visit the Jobs page to learn more and to apply.

Temp workers needed for State Hygienic LabTemp workers needed for State Hygienic Lab
The University of Iowa is seeking help hiring temporary workers for the State Hygienic Lab that - like many other industries - is facing a labor shortage stretching its staff thin as it aims to process an average of 1,000 tests a day for things like COVID-19, newborn and maternal screenings and tuberculosis. Read more...

Monitoring of Dental Unit Water Lines to Prevent Infection in PatientsMonitoring of Dental Unit Water Lines to Prevent Infection in Patients
The State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) at the University of Iowa can assist dentists with the necessary monitoring of dental unit water lines used in their practices to prevent infection in patients.

Iowa Influenza Surveillance Webinar for 2022-2023 SeasonIowa Influenza Surveillance Webinar for 2022-2023 Season
During this webinar, Iowa HHS and SHL staff will review the 2021-2022 flu season and describe the influenza surveillance system for 2022-2023.

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...