Parasitology Laboratory


Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories
6810 SE Dwight Street
Topeka, KS 66620
Email: kdhe.microlab@ks.gov



Parasites

Introduction

KHEL provides specimen collection materials and mailers free of charge for the purpose of outbreak investigation or for enforcement of K.A.R 28-1-6, which restricts or excludes those who work in food handling, patient care, and any occupation involving the care of young children and the elderly, as well as those who attend a child care facility or a family day care home. Stool specimens sent to KHEL can be tested for parasites (including Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Entamoeba histolytica, and Giardia lamblia); enteric bacteria (including Campylobacter, Clostridium difficile, Plesiomonas shigelloides, Salmonella, Yersinia enterocolitica, Vibrio, and Vibrio cholerae; Diarrheagenic E. coli/Shigella (including Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC), Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC), Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) lt/st, Shiga-like toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) stx1/stx2, E. coli O157, Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC)); and viruses (including Adenovirus F40/41, Astrovirus, Norovirus GI/GII, Rotavirus A, and Sapovirus).

Microbiology Guidelines

For all human specimens submitted for microbiology testing, see the Microbiology Specimen Submission Guidelines for specific collection, rejection, and transport guidelines.