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SHL Laboratory Symposium will be held on September 26thSHL Laboratory Symposium will be held on September 26th
Registration for the 2024 Laboratory Symposium is now open.

Lab Week 2024: Celebrating Medical Laboratory ProfessionalsLab Week 2024: Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals
April 14 - 20, 2024, is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, an annual celebration to highlight and show appreciation for laboratory professionals, including those at the State Hygienic Laboratory (SHL) at the University of Iowa. Read more...

Project AWARE: Volunteer River Cleanup Coming to the Skunk River this SummerState's largest river cleanup set to take on the West Fork of the Des Moines River
Iowa Project AWARE is heading to the Skunk River this summer! Registration will open March 20th at www.iowaprojectaware.org, with limited space available! Read more...

Clinical Test Request Forms UpdatedPossible Courier Delay
"Amerigroup Iowa MCO" changed their name to "Wellpoint Iowa MCO" effective Jan. 1, 2024. SHL has updated their clinical test request forms to reflect this. Several changes have also been made to the Bacteriology Test Request Form. Please download the new versions of these test request forms and destroy any copies of old versions.

Rabies Testing AnnouncementRabies Testing Announcement
Effective Monday, October 16, 2023, SHL will only accept unvaccinated animals that have bitten a person and bats found in the home for rabies testing. All other specimens submitted to SHL for rabies testing will be sent to the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (ISU VDL) for testing until further notice. Read more...

Implementation of X-ALD Newborn Screening PilotImplementation of X-ALD Newborn Screening Pilot
The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has authorized the Iowa Newborn Screening Program (INSP) to proceed with an implementation pilot to screen all newborns born in Iowa for X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) in accordance with Iowa law. Read more...

Ova and Parasite Reporting UpdateOva and Parasite Reporting Update
In an effort to make Ova and Parasite final reports clearer, the State Hygienic Laboratory is changing the analyte names on the Ova and Parasite, Stool Concentration and Trichrome Stain methods. Read more...

Webinars for New SHL STAT Courier ServiceWebinars for New SHL STAT Courier Service
Beginning Tuesday, August 1, 2023, STAT Courier service will be partnering with SHL as the new courier service. SHL will be holding two webinars. Read more...

SHL Courrier Service Changing Effective August 1, 2023SHL Courrier Service Changing Effective August 1, 2023
With the retirement of Central Delivery Service on July 31, 2023, SHL would like to announce our new courier service beginning Tuesday, August 1, 2023, will be STAT Courier Service. Read more...

Revised State Hygienic Laboratory Clinical Test Request FormsRevised State Hygienic Laboratory Clinical Test Request Forms
The State Hygienic Laboratory is making several changes to our clinical test request forms (TRFs) effective July 1, 2023.