IDPH is first step in Zika testing
Healthcare providers suspecting a potential case of Zika virus should first contact the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology at 800-362-2736. CADE staff will consult with the provider to determine whether the case meets the CDC testing criteria.
SHL updates Clinical Test Request Forms
The State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) is implementing new Clinical Test Request Forms (TRFs) with updates to the insurance section, effective immediately.
Lead in drinking water raises health concerns
An increased national focus on lead in drinking water raises many questions about the health effects of lead and how exposure can be prevented. Lead is highly toxic and can affect nearly all organs in the body.