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Molecular & Clinical Chemistry Branch

Newborn Screening & Metabolic Section

Newborn Screening

For information on the KY Expanded Newborn Screening Program and a list of conditions included in the Expanded Newborn Screening Panel please visit KY Newborn Screening.


Newborn Screening collection forms can be obtained by calling (502)564-4446 Ext: 4433


Adult Clinical Chemistry

Ship Lipid and Glucose samples for overnight delivery to the KY Division of Laboratory Services.

 (502)564-4446 ext: 4432 

Molecular & Biomedical Engineering Section


Testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoeae 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


Other specimen types are not approved for our testing methods.

When shipping specimens to our facility, please include two unique identifiers on specimen and request form.


Bacteriology Fingerprinting

Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) 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 KY Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning and with the Centers for Disease Control.


Last Updated 7/24/2009