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

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...

State's largest river cleanup set to take on the West Fork of the Des Moines RiverState's largest river cleanup set to take on the West Fork of the Des Moines River
As of March 15, volunteer registration will be available for the 19th Iowa Project AWARE river cleanup event. 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...

New Mumps IgG Antibody TestNew Mumps IgG Antibody Test
The State Hygienic Laboratory will offer a new Mumps IgG Antibody test effective October 1, 2021. Read more.