Bacteriology Section conducts public health microbiology including enteric identification, mycobacteriology and reference diagnostic bacteriology.
Supervisor - (502) 564-4446 Ext: 4431
Mycobacteriology - (502) 564-4446 Ext: 4423, 4422
Isolation, identification and sensitivity
Bacteriology - (502) 564-4446 Ext: 4459
Enteric and miscellaneous isolation and identification
Polymerase chain reaction for selected organisms
Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis is an application applied to E. coli, salmonella, shigella and listeria for food outbreak detection and surveillance. This surveillance is done in cooperation with the Kentucky Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning and with the Centers for Disease Control.
Supervisor - (502) 564-4446, ext. 4483
Virology Lab - (502) 564-4446, ext. 4484
Refer to the Reference List of Laboratory Tests for testing methodologies and other tests not listed below.
Viral Agent Isolation and Identification
Herpesvirus 1 and 2
Rabies Antigen Detection and Isolation
(502) 564-4446, ext. 4487
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
Testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea using Nucleic Acid Amplified Testing
(502) 564-4446 Ext: 4483
Acceptable specimens using the Genprobe Aptima collection kits are:
- Male urethral and female endocervical
- Male and female urine
- Rectal swab
- Pharyngeal swab
- Vaginal Swab
When shipping specimens to our facility, please include two unique identifiers on specimen and request form.