Parasitology Laboratory

Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories
6810 SE Dwight Street
Topeka, KS 66620



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.