The Utah Public Health Laboratory supports disease surveillance programs, and outbreak investigations, monitors pathogen exposures, provides testing for underserved communities and serves as a reference laboratory for the State of Utah.
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Bacteriology can isolate pathogens from food, environmental, and clinical specimens. We perform organism identification, strain typing, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. We are actively involved in surveillance programs for enteric organisms, vaccine-preventable diseases, and drug-resistant organisms.
Bacteriology Home Page
Microbial Serology performs antigen and antibody-based testing for the detection of various diseases.
Microbial Serology Home Page
Mycobacteriology performs surveillance and clinical testing for tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections.
Mycobacteriology Home Page
Virology can detect viruses from clinical specimens using molecular methods. We conduct Influenza surveillance by determining the subtype and lineage of viral isolates collected across Utah. Virology also performs Rabies testing in wild and domestic animals.
Virology Home Page
Biosafety at UPHL
Biosafety Home Page
NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING & BIOINFORMATICS
The Next Generation Sequencing & Bioinformatics program generates high quality nucleic acid sequence data and provides bioinformatic analysis and interpretation of that data to the public health community in Utah and across the country.What is Sequencing?
BIO-THREAT RESPONSE LABORATORY
Utah’s Bio-Threat Response Laboratory is part of the Laboratory Response Network (LRN). The Bio-Threat Response Lab provides clinical and environmental testing for dangerous and high consequence pathogens, agents, or toxins that may be used as a weapon of mass destruction and newly emerging diseases.