Provides laboratory services for the isolation and identification of viruses of public health significance.
Provides laboratory surveillance data and strain characterization information on influenza to departmental programs, Centers for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization.
Provides nucleic acid and antigen detection testing to detect viral agents (including rabies) and Chlamydia trachomatis.
Provides consultative and reference laboratory services to departmental programs, other governmental agencies, private physicians, and laboratories.
Viral Serology Unit:
Performs or assists in providing serological tests to demonstrate the presence of antibodies to viral and chlamydial agents of public health significance including HIV, Hepatitis B, measles, rubella, and dengue.
Provides consultation and reference laboratory services to other governmental agencies, private physicians and institutions in areas unique to viral serologies.
Provides laboratory support for epidemiologically based serosurveys of the State’s population to determine the presence and effect of viral, rickettsial or chlamydial agents.