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
Please visit our COVID-19 Page for the latest news
March 21, 2020 --- Please visit our COVID-19 Page for the latest news
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).
Lab Link relaunches with new look and schedule
January 30, 2020 --- After a year’s reprieve, the State Hygienic Lab (SHL) is bringing back Lab Link as a quarterly newsletter, starting with this spring issue.
State proclamations support health and safety
January 30, 2020 --- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed several proclamations in recent months supporting activities that help keep Iowans healthy, and which are directly connected to the work of the State Hygienic Lab.
Lab gets ‘glowing’ reviews for radiological training
January 30, 2020 --- In September, the State Hygienic Lab, in collaboration with Iowa State University, held a training exercise for members of the Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Homeland Security, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources on how to respond to a radiological incident.
Registration for Wet Workshops in March
January 28, 2020 --- The State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa will be hosting two identical full-day workshops at the Iowa Laboratories Facility Conference Center in Ankeny.
It’s U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week!
November 18, 2019 --- Improving antibiotic prescribing and use protects patients, effectively treats infections, and combats Antibiotic Resistance. Everyone has a role to play.
State Hygienic Lab welcomes new ambassador
October 11, 2019 --- 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 Requirements
September 24, 2019 --- 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 program
July 25, 2019 --- A new project led by the State Hygienic Lab will analyze the presence of environmental hazards in well water and households across the state.
2019 Laboratory Symposium
June 28, 2019 --- 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.
Parasitology: pinworm examination test offered
June 27, 2019 --- 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.