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,
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.