Bacteriology and Parasitology

Bacteriology Unit:

 

  • Provides confirmation of specimens submitted under Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Chapter 11-156, such as Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Haemophilus influenza B, Listeria monocytogenes, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, PPNG, Neisseria meningitidis, Campylobacter spp., Vibrio spp., Salmonella spp. Shigella spp., and Yersinia spp
  • Confirms or completes findings of other laboratories lacking resources to conduct specialized procedures on isolates of significance to the Department of Health.
  • Provides resources for laboratory resources required in epidemiological surveillance studies.
  • Provides Salmonella and Shigella serological typing services to identify enteric organisms involved in outbreaks, and provides epidemiological data on tracking of these organisms.
  • Provides laboratory confirmation on consultative services on blood and enteric parasites to programs of the Department and other laboratories.

Bacterial Serology Unit:

  • Performs Standard Test for syphilis (STS) for prenatal diagnostic and reference testing.
  • Performs treponemal specific STS to confirm all positive sera submitted in accordance with HAR, Chapter 11-156.
  • Performs other serological tests for the detection of antibodies against bacterial and parasitological agents such as Toxoplasma gondii, Leptospira spp., andMycobacterium tuberculosis.

STD:  2010-2015 Hawaii Antibiogram for N. gonorrhoeae Isolates

Specimen Requirements for: