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CALS hosts diverse groupsCALS hosts diverse groups
The Hygienic Laboratory’s Center for the Advancement of Laboratory Science (CALS) – dedicated to education and community engagement – continues to host many diverse programs and meetings since its preview opening in June 2014. As of March, more than 3,500 people used the new facility on the University of Iowa Research Park campus in Coralville.

Updates to testing fees effective July 2015Updates to testing fees effective July 2015
A three percent (3%) increase in clinical and environmental testing fees will go into effect July 1. This does not apply to maternal or newborn screening test fees, or to select contract agreements. New prices will be posted to the Clinical Test Menu prior to the price change on July 1.

Test requests and results have new lookTest requests and results have new look
The Disease Control Division at the State Hygienic Laboratory is moving to a new laboratory information management system (OpenELIS) on Sunday, March 1. The new system will affect how clinical specimens (except for neonatal screening, maternal screening and rabies) are reported, billed, and accessed through the web.

Measles Testing GuidanceMeasles Testing Guidance
There are currently NO confirmed or suspected cases of measles in Iowa; however, measles cases are occurring in Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois and South Dakota, as well as the West Coast.