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Division of Clinical Microbiology


The Division of Clinical Microbiology performs bacteriology, virology, serology, parasitology and mycobacteriology testing for HIV, influenza, Lyme disease, tuberculosis, foodborne outbreak investigation, meningitis, West Nile encephalitis, Legionnaires’ disease, rabies, sexually transmitted diseases and other conditions of public health significance. Click on the following links for a list of laboratory services and contact information.


Bureau of Laboratories Directory of Services


Division of Clinical Microbiology Contact List


Communications Letter - December 2013













     West Nile Virus



Specimen Handling Guidelines


Guidelines for Pennsylvania Laboratories Handling Specimens from Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)



Specimen Collection Guidelines


Bacterial Water Collection Instructions


Food Outbreak Collection Instructions


Stool Specimen Collection Kit Instructions for Public Health Collection Site


Stool Specimen Collection Kit Instructions for Patient


Viral Respiratory Specimen Collection Instructions


CDC MERS-CoV Clinical Specimen Guidelines



Use the following forms when submitting specimens to the Bureau of Laboratories:


Bureau of Laboratories Specimen Submission Form


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Specimen Submission Form


West Nile Virus Testing Form


Lyme Disease Testing Form