Public Health Laboratory (PHL)
Announcements & News
Lawsuit settlement allows newborn screening program to move forward
published January 13, 2014
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has settled the lawsuit over its storage and use of newborn screening residual dried blood spots and test results. As a result of the case being settled, the district court order to preserve these blood spots and test results has been lifted and the department has begun destroying approximately 1.1 million archived blood spots and test results as required by a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling...more...
Public Health Lab recovering from heating system failure causes water damage
published January 6, 2014
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Public Health Laboratory has suspended most of its laboratory operations for at least two days after the heating system failed early Monday morning, leading some building systems to freeze and causing significant water leaks on several floors of the building...more...
Public Health Lab continues recovering from water damage
published January 7, 2013
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Public Health Laboratory continues to recover from water damages sustained early Monday when cold air caused portions of the heating system to freeze and then fail...more...