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Instructions for suspect cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Wuhan, ChinaInstructions for suspect cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Wuhan, China
If there is a suspect case of novel coronavirus, please first reach out to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology (CADE), who will work with the healthcare provider and the CDC to determine whether testing is warranted.

State Hygienic Lab hosts Wet Workshops in 2020State Hygienic Lab hosts Wet Workshops in 2020
Identification of Bioterrorism Agents
March 3 and March 4, 2020
Iowa Laboratories Facility Conference Center, Ankeny

State Hygienic Lab welcomes new ambassadorState Hygienic Lab welcomes new ambassador
Connie Henderson, laboratory manager at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, will serve as the ambassador to the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) in 2019 and 2020.

Environmental Sample Collection, Handling, and Preservation RequirementsEnvironmental Sample Collection, Handling, and Preservation Requirements
This is a reminder regarding requirements for environmental samples that are received at all State Hygienic Laboratory locations. Inorganic and organic chemical contaminant methods that require thermal preservation must meet these criteria.

SHL receives CDC funding for new statewide biomonitoring programSHL receives CDC funding for new statewide biomonitoring program
A new project led by the State Hygienic Lab will analyze the presence of environmental hazards in well water and households across the state.

SHL updates clinical test request forms (TRFs)SHL updates clinical test request forms (TRFs)
The State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) will be updating its clinical test request forms (TRFs) effective July 1, 2019 to reflect the changes in Iowa's Managed Care Organizations (MCOs).

Parasitology: pinworm examination test offeredParasitology: pinworm examination test offered
Effective July 1st, 2019, the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) will offer a Pinworm examination test. Pinworm collection devices or scotch tape preps will be accepted for Pinworm identification.