Bacteriology

The Bacteriology section at UPHL focuses on the isolation and characterization of bacterial pathogens of public health significance
We can isolate bacteria from food, environmental, clinical and cadaveric specimens. Organisms are identified utilizing both classic biochemical assays and "state of the art" molecular and mass-spec based technologies. We employ genotypic and phenotypic tests to infer the resistance mechanisms of antibiotic resistant bacteria found in Utah.
Please refer to the Infectious Diseases Client Service manual for specimen submission guidelines or contact the lab

Direct Line: 801-965-2598
Email: lhsmith@utah.gov, mjahan@utah.gov, brane@utah.gov, hschuckel@utah.gov
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