INFECTIOUS DISEASES

The Utah Public Health Laboratory supports disease surveillance programs and outbreak investigations, monitors pathogen exposures, provides testing for disadvantaged populations and serve as a reference laboratory for the State of Utah.


How to submit specimens

BACTERIOLOGY


The bacteriology section can isolate pathogens from environmental, food 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


The microbial serology section performs antigen- and antibody-based tests for the detection of various diseases.


Microbial Serology Home Page

MYCOBACTERIOLOGY


The mycobacteriology section perform surveillance and clinical testing for tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections.


Mycobacteriology Home Page

VIROLOGY


The virology section 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. We can detect Rabies in wild and domestic animals.


Virology 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 Biothreat Resonse Laboratory is a part of the Laboratory Response Network (LRN). The Biothreat Response Lab provides clinical and environmental testing for dangerous, high consequence pathogens, agents or toxins that may be used as a weapon of mass destruction and newly emerging diseases.

Biothreat Response Page