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New Special Pathogens Test Request Form/Patient Middle Name Added to Clinical Test Request Forms

New Special Pathogens Test Request Form/Patient Middle Name Added to Clinical Test Request Forms
August 19, 2022 -- 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.

Any facility that suspects the need for special pathogens testing, must first call SHL at 319-335-4335. SHL personnel will determine if this testing will be performed based upon information that is supplied by the submitting facility and will provide instructions for sampling, shipping, and completion of this test request form.

SHL is also requesting that submitting facilities provide the patient’s legal first name (instead of a nickname) and middle name on all clinical test request forms. This helps ensure that we can consistently match new test results with past results for the patient in our information system and provide accurate cumulative patient reporting to our clients. Please download the revised test request forms from the SHL Clinical Test Request Forms webpage located at http://www.shl.uiowa.edu/testmenu/formgenerator.xml and destroy any old versions of these forms.

Any further questions or comments may be directed to ask-shl@uiowa.edu.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.