SHL in the news
'If you have it in your kitchen, throw it away': Iowa officials warn against using Ozark Country Sorghum
Q&A with Iowa lab’s safety officer, Drew Fayram: How the CDC/APHL biosafety and biosecurity program created a culture of safety
*NOTICE* Weather Alert Thursday, February 4
February 4, 2021 --- The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for portions of east central and northeast Iowa. CDS courier pick-ups may be delayed due to potentially hazardous road conditions.
UI employees step up to help State Hygienic Lab with COVID-19 testing
September 30, 2020 --- Three of those unsung heroes include Mallory Stroik, Lisa Hancox, and Sterling Ortega, all of whom have helped with analyzing COVID-19 test results. Read more.
CMS Testing Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities
September 16, 2020 --- The IDPH and SHL testing response to the August 26, 2020 CMS testing requirements for long-term care facilities can be read here.
Ordering COVID-19 Tests - Important Updates
September 2, 2020 --- The following items will take effect on Wednesday, September 2, 2020:
Regent resolution praises State Hygienic Lab COVID-19 testing efforts
August 13, 2020 --- The State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) was recognized by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, at its recent meeting for its heroic handling of statewide testing for the coronavirus. Read more.
New SHL Web Portal Application Process
July 16, 2020 --- The State Hygienic Laboratory is always looking for ways to innovate. We are announcing an improvement that will assist clinical clients to obtain a web portal account faster and easier.
State Hygienic Lab staff show exceptional commitment to serving Iowans during COVID-19
July 15, 2020 --- The State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa (SHL) is cross-training staff and operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet testing demands. Read more.
Herpes Simplex Virus IgG and IgM Antibodies Testing Discontinued
July 6, 2020 --- Due to decreased demand for Herpes Simplex Virus IgG and IgM antibodies testing, the State Hygienic Laboratory will discontinue offering the following tests effective July 6, 2020:
Iowa's Newborn Screening Program to pilot screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
June 1, 2020 --- The State Hygienic Laboratory is a proud partner of Iowa's Newborn Screening Program. In July, a pilot will begin to screen for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
Please visit our COVID-19 Page for the latest news
March 21, 2020 --- Please visit our COVID-19 Page for the latest news
Routine Testing Delays Possible
March 13, 2020 --- SHL is working diligently to meet your testing needs. During our response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic, clients may experience delays in turnaround times for other routine testing. We will continue to do our best to meet the needs of Iowa during this pandemic and we appreciate your support.
SHL ready to test for 2019-ncov (2019 Novel Coronavirus)
February 27, 2020 --- Effective, Thursday, February 27, 2020, the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa (SHL) is able to perform testing for 2019-nCoV using materials provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) if requested by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH).