Virology and Serology Section


Brian Hart
Virology and Serology Unit Manager
Kansas Health & Environmental Laboratories
6810 SE Dwight Street
Topeka, KS 66620
Phone Number: 785-291-3387
Fax Number: 785-559-5208
Email: Brian.Hart@ks.gov

Caryn Masters
Health Laboratories Section Chief
Kansas Health & Environmental Laboratories
6810 SE Dwight Street
Topeka, KS 66620
Phone Number: 785-296-1620
Fax Number: 785-559-5208
Email: caryn.masters@ks.gov


Mission: Provide laboratory support to public and private medical facilities through out the state and to units of Kansas government for the detection and identification of infectious bacterial, parasitic, ricketsial and viral diseases of public health interest. These services assist in the appropriate and timely medical treatment of Kansas residents and provide the state public health programs with disease incidence information to assist in their prevention and intervention efforts to reduce the transmission of infectious diseases within Kansas. If you would like to read more, click here.

Specimen Guidelines

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

Change Request Authorization Form

Please use the Change Request Authorization Form for all demographic corrections, test additions, or other laboratory report modifications. The form must be signed, dated and faxed to the Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories (KHEL) before any final changes will be made on all preliminary or final laboratory reports.

Laboratory Report Delivery Form

Please use the Laboratory Report Delivery Form to update or add report recipient information for laboratory report delivery. The form must be signed, dated and faxed to the Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories (KHEL) before any changes will be made to the current laboratory report delivery method.

Report Request Form

Please use the Report Request Form to request additional copies of laboratory reports. One form is required for each patient. The form must be signed, dated and faxed to the Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories (KHEL) before any changes will be made to the current laboratory report delivery method.

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea NAAT

(Detection of urogenital infections among selected high risk public health patients)

Hepatitis Viral Serology

(Detection of hepatitis A IgM, hepatitis B s antigen and hepatitis C IgG in select high risk public health populations.)

Rubella Serology

(Determination of Rubella immune status in select populations)

Syphilis Serology

(Detection of new or chronic infections)

Special Viral Detection

(Detection and identification of viral infections which have public health implications.)