Infectious Disease Surveillance
Utah Law requires that certain communicable diseases must be reported to the Department of Health immediately. Others must be reported within 3 days.
UPHL works in close relationship with the Healthcare Associated Infection/Antibiotic Resistance group at the Bureau of Epidemiology of the Utah Department of Health opens in a new tab
Together we perform surveillance for antibiotic resistant organism within CDC's Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network opens in a new tab
A list of organisms under surveillance in Utah and general guidance for the submitting labs can be found here opens in a new tab: If you have questions regarding the submission of isolates and test results, please contact the lab by phone or email
Direct Number: (801) 965-2598 Email: Lindsaylneff@utah.gov
UPHL works in close relationship with the Bureau of Epidemiology Foodborne Division opens in a new tab to prevent food borne-related illness.
We perform classic and molecular typing for enteric organisms detected in Utah and match their genome against a national database opens in a new tabto identify outbreaks early.
The Utah Department of Health and UPHL are part of FoodCORE opens in a new tab, a CDC-based 10 states consortium aimed at improving outbreak response for foodborne diseases.
UPHL participates also in the monitoring of antibiotic resistance in enteric organisms through NARMS opens in a new tab
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
UPHL works in close relationship with the TB Control Program at the Bureau of Epidemiology of the Utah Department of Health Tuberculosis Divison opens in a new tab.
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: Direct Phone:(801) 965-2503 Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions related to the Quantiferon test, please contact the Microbial Serology Lab: Direct Phone:(801) 965-2584 Email: email@example.com
UPHL works in close relationship with the Utah Department of Health opens in a new tab, county local health departments and CDC to perform surveillance for Influenza opens in a new taband other respiratory viruses opens in a new tab
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 opens in a new tab.
If you have questions related to specimen submission or test results, please contact the lab. Direct Phone: (801) 965-2584 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPHL works in close relationship with the Utah Department of Health opens in a new tab, local health departments and animal control and wild life divisions in Utah. 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. To learn more click the following link CDC Rabies Information opens in a new tabWorld Health Organization Rabies Information opens in a new tab
UPHL works with the Mosquito Abatement Districts throughout Utah to detect West Nile, St. Louis Encephalitis and Western Equine Encephalitis viruses in mosquito pools.
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 opens in a new tab