Test Name
A
A. flavus, A. niger, A. fumigatus
See Aspergillus Antibody Panel
Acid Fast Bacillus Culture Panel (Mycobacterium tuberculosis Culture Panel)
Mycobacterial culture and microscopy detection. Susceptibility will be performed at no charge if Mycobacterium tuberculosis is identified.
Acid Fast Bacillus Isolate Identification
Microscopic analysis and identification of acid fast isolate.
Arbovirus IgM Antibody Panel
Detection of Arbo virus IgM antibody to determine recent/active infection
Arthropod Identification
Microscopic and macroscopic examination to identify parasite (arthropod, insect, tick).
Aspergillus Antibody Panel
Detection of Aspergillus-specific antibodies to determine recent/active infection
B
Blastomyces Antibody, Complement Fixation
Detection of Blastomyces-specific antibodies to determine recent/active infection
Blastomyces Antibody, Immunodiffusion
Detection of Blastomyces-specific antibodies to determine recent/active infection
Blood Lead Screening
Routine testing for lead exposure in pediatric populations. Elevated results confirmed with venous blood sample.
Blood Lead Screening-Venous Sample Follow-up
Blood Lead Screening-Venous Sample Follow-up is a confirmatory test when an initial finger stick sample is ≥ 15 µg/dL.
Blood Smear for Parasites
Microscopic examination of blood smear for identification of blood parasites. Travel history required to assist diagnosis.
Bordetella pertussis
Nucleic acid amplification by PCR to detect Bordetella pertussis DNA
Brucella IgG and IgM Antibodies
Detection of Brucella IgG and IgM antibodies to determine active and/or past infection
C
Campylobacter Confirmation Culture
Bacterial culture and identification of Campylobacter species
Candida auris Colonization Screening
Determine carrier status of affected individual. Iowa Department of Public Health approval required for submission.
Candida, cryptococcus
See Yeast Isolate Identification
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Isolate Panel
Phenotypic screen of suspected isolates for Carbapenemase production. Identification of unknown bacterial isolate.
Carbapenem-resistant Psuedomonas aeruginosa Isolate Panel
Phenotypic screen of suspected isolates for Carbapenemase production. Identification of unknown bacterial isolate.
Carbapenemase-producing organism (CPO) Colonization Screening
Determine carrier status of affected individual. Iowa Department of Public Health approval required for submission.
Chlamydia/Gonorrhea
Nucleic acid amplification by TMA to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and/or Neisseria gonorrhoeae rRNA.
Chlamydia pneumoniae PCR
Nucleic acid amplification by PCR to detect Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA
Coccidioides Antibody, Complement Fixation
Detection of Coccidioides specific antibodies to determine recent/active infection
Coccidioides Antibody, Immunodiffusion
Detection of Coccidioides specific antibodies to determine recent/active infection
Cryptococcus Antigen
Quantitative detection of antigens of Cryptococcus neoformans in patient serum or Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)
Cryptosporidium stain
See Ova and Parasites (O&P) Exam Panel
Cryptosporidium stain, Cyclospora stain, Cystoisospora stain
See Modified Acid-Fast Smear for Parasites (Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, and Cystoisospora Identification)
Cystic Fibrosis INSP Related Carrier Screen
Screening for up to 23 cystic fibrosis mutations offered to individuals whose family member was identified by the state’s Newborn Screening Program.
Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Screen Panel
Carrier screening for cystic fibrosis mutations for expectant individuals and those planning a pregnancy. Panel of 23 Cystic Fibrosis causing mutations.
D
Diphtheria Culture
Bacterial culture and identification of Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Call the lab at 319/335-4335 before sending.
E
E.coli O157 (STEC): Culture Independent Diagnostic Test Panel (PCR or EIA positive stool)
See Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) (O157): Culture Independent Diagnostic Test Panel (PCR or EIA positive stool)
Ehrlichia IgG Antibody Panel (HGA, HME)
Detection of IgG antibodies against Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis (HGA) or Human Monocytic Erlichiosis (HME)
Encephalitis (Viral, Eastern Equine, etc.)
See Arbovirus IgM Antibody Panel
Enteric Pathogen Culture Panel
Stool culture panel to evaluate for suspected bacterial diarrhea.
Enterovirus PCR
Nucleic acid amplification by PCR to detect Enterovirus RNA
F
Fungal Culture
Culture to evaluate for suspected fungal disease. This test is for submission of clinical specimens.
Fungal Isolate Identification
Fungal isolate identification. Methods may include biochemical, DNA probe, or sequencing.
Fungal serology
See Aspergillus Antibody Panel
G
Gonorrhea
See Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture (test of cure)
H
Hepatitis A IgM Antibody
Detection of IgM antibodies against Hepatitis A virus (Active Infection)
Hepatitis B Core IgM Antibody
Detection of IgM antibodies against Hepatitis B Virus core antigen (Active Infection)
Hepatitis B Surface Antibody
Quantitative detection of Hepatitis B virus surface antibody to determine immune status.
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
Detection of surface antigen against Hepatitis B Virus (Active Infection). If positive, confirmation of surface antigen against Hepatitis B Virus (Active Infection).
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Confirmation
Not an orderable test. Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Confirmation is a reflex test for a reactive Hepatitis B Surface Antigen.
Hepatitis C Total Antibody
Detection of IgG and IgM antibodies against Hepatitis C Virus
Herpes Simplex Virus PCR (Not Typed)
Nucleic acid amplification by PCR to detect Herpes Simplex Virus (1/2) DNA
Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1, 2 and Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) PCR
Nucleic acid amplification by PCR to detect human Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV).
Histoplasma Antibody, Complement Fixation Panel
Detection of Histoplasma specific antibodies in mycelial phase and yeast phase to determine recent/active infection.
Histoplasma Antibody, Immunodiffusion
Detection of Histoplasma specific antibodies to determine active and/or past infection
HIV 1/2 Antibody Differentiation Supplemental
Confirmatory and differential test for the detection of HIV antibodies in patient serum
HIV 1/2 Antigen/Antibody Combination
Screening test for the detection of HIV p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV type 1 and/or type 2 in patient serum.
I
Influenza (A and B) Virus PCR Panel
Nucleic acid amplification by PCR to detect Influenza virus RNA
Interferon-Gamma Release Assay for Tuberculosis
See QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus
J
K
L
Legionella Culture Panel (includes DFA)
Bacterial culture and identification of Legionella pneumophila. Test also includes a DFA smear for Legionella serogroups 1-15.
Legionella pneumophila PCR
Nucleic acid amplification by PCR to detect Legionella pneumophila DNA
Lyme (Borrelia burgdorferi) Total Antibody
Detection of total IgG and IgM antibodies against Lyme disease
M
Malarial smear
See Blood Smear for Parasites
Maternal Screen ACHE
Not an orderable test. ACHE is a reflex test for a positive Maternal Screen NTD Amniotic Fluid.
Maternal Screen First Trimester
Screen for Down Syndrome and Trisomy 18 risks in the first trimester of pregnancy. Does not include AFP for Open Neural Tube Defect (NTD) screening.
Maternal Screen Integrated
Screen for risks of Down Syndrome, Trisomy 18, and Open Neural Tube Defect (NTD) using samples drawn during the first and second trimesters.
Maternal Screen Integrated Sample 1
First trimester sample of a 2-part test to screen for risks of Down Syndrome, Trisomy 18, and Open Neural Tube Defect (NTD).
Maternal Screen NTD Amniotic Fluid
Screen for Open Neural Tube Defect (NTD). Positive result reflexes to Maternal Screen ACHE test for confirmation.
Maternal Screen NTD Serum
Screen for risk of Open Neural Tube Defect (NTD).
Maternal Screen Quad
Screen for risks of Down syndrome, Trisomy 18, and Open Neural Tube Defect (NTD).
Measles
See Rubeola (Measles) IgG Antibody
Miscellaneous Culture for Bacterial Pathogens
Miscellaneous culture for various pathogens. If isolate is a suspected agent of bioterrorism or requires special Biosafety precautions, call SHL at 319/335-4335 before sending.
Modified Acid-Fast Smear for Parasites (Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, and Cystoisospora Identification)
Microscopic examination of Modified Acid Fast Stain for coccidian parasites.
Mumps IgM Antibody
Detection of IgM antibodies against Mumps Virus (active infection)
Mumps Virus PCR
Nucleic acid amplification by PCR to detect Mumps virus RNA
M. Tb Complex DNA and Rifampicin Resistance
Nucleic acid amplification by PCR to detect M. tuberculosis complex and possible resistance to rifampicin treatment.
Mycobacterium species culture
See Acid Fast Bacillus Culture Panel (Mycobacterium tuberculosis Culture Panel)
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Nucleic acid amplification by PCR to detect Mycoplasma pneumoniae DNA
N
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture (test of cure)
Bacterial culture using selective growth media to isolate Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Test of cure only.
Newborn Screen
Screening for certain genetic, endocrine, and metabolic disorders that can affect a child’s long-term health or survival. Early detection, diagnosis, and intervention can prevent death or disability and enable children to reach their full potential.
Norovirus
Nucleic acid amplification by PCR to detect Norovirus RNA
Norwalk virus
See Norovirus
O
Ova and Parasites (O&P) Exam Panel
Microscopic examination of concentrated sample and trichrome stain for the detection of ova and/or parasites from patient specimens. Travel history required to assist diagnosis.
P
Parasite Identification
Microscopic and macroscopic examination to identify parasite (larvae, worm).
Parasite Identification
See Arthropod Identification
Pinworm Examination
Microscopic examination of pinworm collection devices or scotch tape preps for pinworm identification.
Q
Q-Fever (Coxiella burnetii) IgG Antibody, Phase I & II
Detection of IgG antibodies against Coxiella burnetii
QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus
Interferon gamma release assay to determine latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection
R
Rabies Virus - Animal Specimen
Fluorescent antibody detection of rabies virus in animal brain tissue. Submit animal specimen from possible or confirmed human exposure.
Rabies Virus - Human Specimen
Diagnosis of human rabies infection. Testing performed at CDC.
Reference Isolate Identification Panel (aerobic/microaerophilic)
Identification of unknown aerobic/microaerophilic isolate. Identification methods may include biochemical testing, spectrometry, and/or nucleic acid sequence analysis.
Reference Isolate Identification Panel (anaerobic)
Identification of unknown anaerobic isolate. Identification methods may include biochemical testing, spectrometry, and/or nucleic acid sequence analysis.
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (Rickettsia rickettsii) IgG Antibody
Detection of IgG antibodies against organisms of the appropriate Rickettsial antigen group
Rubeola (Measles) IgG Antibody
Detection of IgG antibodies against Rubeola virus (Measles)
S
Salmonella / Shigella culture
See Enteric Pathogen Culture Panel
Salmonella: Culture Independent Diagnostic Test (PCR or EIA positive stool)
Bacterial culture and identification of Salmonella species. For recovery of isolates to assist epidemiological investigations. This is not a confirmatory test.
Salmonella Isolate Identification/Serotyping
Determining the serogroup of Salmonella isolates to assist epidemiological investigations.
San Joaquin Fever
See Coccidioides Antibody, Complement Fixation
Sentinel Laboratory Response Network Rule Out
Rule out suspected agent of bioterrorism. Requires special biosafety precautions. Call SHL before sending.
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) (O157): Culture Independent Diagnostic Test Panel (PCR or EIA positive stool)
Bacterial culture and identification of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) species. Used as a Culture Independent Diagnostic Test on a stool specimen that has been detected positive by PCR or EIA for STEC. It is used for the recovery of isolates to assist epidemiological investigations. This is not a confirmatory test.
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) (O157 and non-O157) Isolate Identification/Serotyping
Determining the serogroup of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) (O157 and non-O157) isolates to assist epidemiological investigations.
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) stx DNA Screen
Nucleic acid amplification by PCR to detect the Shiga toxin-producing genes stx1 and stx2 from E. coli.
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) Specific Culture Panel (Clearance for Childcare/School/Work)
Determine carrier status of affected individual. Iowa Department of Public Health approval required for submission.
Shigella: Culture Independent Diagnostic Test (PCR or EIA positive stool)
Bacterial culture and identification of Shigella species. For recovery of isolates to assist epidemiological investigations. This is not a confirmatory test.
Shigella Isolate Identification/Serotyping
Determining the serogroup of Shigella isolates to assist epidemiological investigations.
Shigella Specific Culture (Clearance for Childcare/School/Work)
Determine carrier status of affected individual. Iowa Department of Public Health approval required for submission.
Syphilis TPPA
Treponema pallidum particle aggutination assay. Confirmation test for a positive syphilis screen (VDRL).
Syphilis VDRL
Initial screening test for syphilis for serum or Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) samples. Titer given only when Syphilis VDRL test is positive.
T
TB culture
See Acid Fast Bacillus Culture Panel (Mycobacterium tuberculosis Culture Panel)
TB smear
See Acid Fast Bacillus Isolate Identification
Tick Borne Diseases
See Ehrlichia IgG Antibody Panel (HGA, HME)
Tick Identification
See Arthropod Identification
Trichrome Stain for Parasite Detection
Microscopic examination of trichrome stained material to evaluate for the presence of parasites.
Tularemia IgG and IgM Antibodies
Detection of IgG and IgM antibodies against Francisella tularensis
U
V
Vancomycin-resistant or Vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus Isolate Panel
Identification of unknown bacterial isolate. Vancomycin susceptibility testing to determine susceptibility of isolate.
Vibrio cholera: Culture Independent Diagnostic Test (PCR positive stool)
Bacterial culture and identification of Vibrio species. Used as a Culture Independent Diagnostic Test on a stool specimen that has been detected positive by PCR for Vibrio cholera. It is used for the recovery of isolates to assist epidemiological investigations. This is not a confirmatory test. Please call the lab at 319/335-4335 in advance.
Vibrio Culture
Bacterial culture and identification of Vibrio species. Please call the lab at 319/335-4335 in advance.
W
West Nile Virus IgM Antibody
Detection of IgM antibodies against West Nile Virus (active infection)
Whooping Cough Culture
See Bordetella pertussis
X
Y
Yeast Isolate Identification
Identification of Yeast organisms, including Candida and Cryptococcus, by MALDI-TOF Spectrometry.
Yersinia Culture
Bacterial culture and identification of Yersinia species.
Z