STI/HIV/HCV Testing

Mission

To assist in the national and state surveillance human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) by providing state of the art laboratory testing.

What we do

Accomplishments

  • Introduced into practice a more sensitive and specific algorithm for syphilis testing, the CDC’s Reverse Syphilis Algorithm.
  • Reduced turnaround time for results reporting of HIV confirmation testing by improving laboratory procedures.
  • Added Trichomonas molecular testing to the lab’s test menu.
  • Added HCV RNA confirmatory testing to complete the recommended HCV test algorithm.