Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services



DCLS performs testing on clinical (human) specimens for the purposes of:

  • Identifying bacterial, viral, parasitic and fungal infectious disease agents of public health significance
  • Conducting advanced characterization of infectious disease agents using classical and advanced molecular subtyping methodologies
  • Identifying the presence of chemicals that may suggest exposures that could result in negative health outcomes
  • Identifying the presence of drugs or by-products that indicate illegal use or abuse

Clinical specimens typically tested include but are not limited to:

  • Blood
  • Urine
  • Semen
  • Stool or Fecal material
  • Body tissues
  • Skin scrapings
  • Scabs
  • Sputum
  • Nasopharyngeal and throat swabs
  • Gastric contents

Clinical Testing Areas: