The Clinical Guide to Services is a comprehensive reference guide of testing services, shipping information and submission requirements. Efforts have been made to be concise and current with all information, but as testing procedures and regulations change, some information may not be current. Many of these tests are only available with prior approval from MDH. It is impossible to address all situations in this guide, so please contact us with any questions.
The Clinical Laboratory is composed of four laboratory units: Microbiology, Molecular Epidemiology, Virology/Serology and Emergency Preparedness and Response. This guide outlines most of the tests that can be performed at MDH-PHL and their specimen requirements. Many tests are only performed with prior approval of MDH. Some tests may not always be available, others are for research purposes only. Specimens may be referred to the CDC or another lab for further testing.