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Test Iowa At-Home: Directions to SHL for Kit Pick-UpTest Iowa At Home - Directions to SHL for Kit Pick-Up
Test Iowa At-Home collection kits may be picked up at any of our three laboratory locations during business hours.

Network Outage - Monday, October 4th, 6:30 - 7:30 AMNetwork Outage - October 4th, 6:30 - 7:30 AM
The State Hygienic Laboratory will be experiencing a power outage the morning of Monday, October 4th from 6:30 to 7:30 AM and connectivity to the OpenELIS and Neonatal Screening web portals and the SHL website could be lost during that time.

Update - 9/9/21 - Adding Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) to the Newborn Screening PanelAdding Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) to the Newborn Screening Panel
The North Dakota and South Dakota Newborn Screening Programs have completed the required administrative rule process to begin statewide newborn screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) effective September 1, 2021.

Mumps IgM Antibody and Arbovirus IgM Antibody Testing ChangesMumps IgM Antibody and Arbovirus IgM Antibody Testing Changes
The State Hygienic Laboratory will discontinue offering the Mumps IgM Antibody and Arbovirus IgM Antibody tests effective September 30, 2021. Read more.

DiaSorin SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibody Testing ChangesDiaSorin SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibody Testing Changes
The DiaSorin SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibody test will have a new result interpretation effective Ocober 1, 2021. Read more.

New Ordering Method for SARS-CoV-2 Next Generation Sequencing TestNew Ordering Method for SARS-CoV-2 Next Generation Sequencing Test
All facilities that wish to submit PCR positive SARS-CoV-2 samples for next generation sequencing are strongly encouraged to use the COVID-19 Electronic Test Request Form that is part of the OpenELIS Web Portal.

September Public Health WebinarsSeptember Public Health Webinars
The State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa and the Association of Public Health Laboratories are co-sponsoring two webinars in September.

Hundreds of Volunteers Remove River Trash During Low Water Conditions in Raccoon RiversHundreds of Volunteers Remove River Trash During Low Water Conditions in Raccoon Rivers
NORTH, MIDDLE AND SOUTH RACCOON RIVERS – 16 tons: What do you get?

Monitoring Air Quality for IowansMonitoring Air Quality for Iowans
You’ve probably heard about the outdoor air quality alerts in Iowa over the last few weeks, but do you know how the data that drives the alerts is collected? Read more.

Lyme Antibody Testing ChangesLyme Antibody Testing Changes
The State Hygienic Laboratory will discontinue offering the Lyme IgG and IgM Antibodies by Western Blot tests effective May 1, 2021. Read more.

Whole Genome Sequencing for COVID-19Whole Genome Sequencing for COVID-19
Whole genome sequencing (WGS) determines the order of bases in the genome (genetic material) of an organism. A genome consists of multiple genes which determine the characteristics of the organism.

Cycle Threshold (Ct) values in the testing processCycle Threshold (Ct) values in the testing process
Information and Resources for better understanding the role of Ct values in COVID-19 testing. Read more.