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Bacteriology Section conducts public health microbiology including enteric identification, mycobacteriology and reference diagnostic bacteriology.

Programs &
Services

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

Bacteriology Fingerprinting
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.


Virology Section

Supervisor - (502) 564-4446, ext. 4483
Virology Lab - (502) 564-4446, ext. 4484

Tests Performed 
Refer to the Reference List of Laboratory Tests for testing methodologies and other tests not listed below.
  • HIV1/HIV2 
  • Rubella 
  • Hepatitis B 
  • Hepatitis A 
  • VDRL/Syphilis IgG/TPPA

Viral Agent Isolation and Identification 
  • Respiratory Agents 
  • ECHO Viruses 
  • Coxsackie Viruses 
  • Herpesvirus 1 and 2 
  • Influenza 
  • Norovirus

Viral Serology 
  • Varicella 
  • Rubeola 
  • Measles 
  • Mumps 
  • Arboviruses 
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.

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