Infectious Disease Surveillance at UPHL
Together we perform surveillance for antibiotic resistant organism within CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network
A list of organisms under surveillance in Utah and general guidance for the submitting labs can be found here :
UPHL works in close relationship with the Bureau of Epidemiology Foodborne Division to prevent foodborne related illness.
We perform classic and molecular typing for enteric organisms detected in Utah and match their genome against a national database to identify outbreaks early.
The Utah Department of Health and UPHL are part of FoodCORE, a CDC-based 10 states consortium aimed at improving outbreak response for foodborne diseases.
UPHL partecipates also in the monitoring of antibiotic resistance in enteric organisms through NARMS
If you have questions regarding the submission of primary specimens and bacterial isolates, as well as test results, please contact the lab:
Direct Number: (801)965-2598
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
We receive federal funding from CDC to identify promptly new TB cases in Utah and monitor clearing of active infections to aid disease control measures.
If you have questions regarding submission of primary specimens or isolates, as well as test results, please contact the lab:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions related to the Quantiferon test, please contact the Microbial Serology Lab:
Our work is aimed at characterizing the lineages and subtypes of circulating influenza viruses and informing data analyses such as those related to vaccine strains selection and efficacy evaluation. An especially important aspect of this surveillance efforts is the capability of identifying early on possible novel virus variants with pandemic spread potential.
Clinical labs submitting specimens for Influenza surveillance need to use the specific Influenza Test Request Form.
If you have questions related to specimen submission or test results, please contact the lab:
Direct Phone: (801)-965-2584
UPHL is the only laboratory in Utah that can test animals for Rabies
The results of our tests guide the decision of whether administer post-exposure-prophylaxis to a person or a domestic animal exposed to a potentially rabid animal.
This surveillance helps the mosquito abatement districts target their abatement efforts and helps public health know where and when these Arboviruses are identified. Weekly Utah updates on Arbovirus surveillance can be found at here