• Ankeny Phone Issues
    The State Hygienic Laboratory's Ankeny location is in the process of switching phone systems today (9/20/19). If you have difficulty connecting with our Ankeny location please call the Coralville Laboratory at 800-421-4692 (IOWA).


2019 Laboratory Symposium2019 Laboratory Symposium
The State Hygienic Laboratory will hold the 52nd annual Laboratory Symposium on Thurs., Sept. 26 at the Student Activities Center on the DMACC Campus in Ankeny.

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.

Team brings biosafety to Kirkwood studentsTeam brings biosafety to Kirkwood students
Two SHL microbiologists teamed to develop and teach a course that aims to help students work safely in a clinical laboratory and gives them a head start when they enter the workforce.

Measles updateMeasles update
The State Hygienic Laboratory performs measles testing at the request of the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). Providers should contact the IDPH Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology at 800-362-2736. PCR is the preferred method for viral detection of measles.