Communicable Disease Division
The Communicable Disease Division (CDD) provides reference and specialized testing services in support of public health and ensures statewide access to laboratory expertise and capabilities in the disciplines of bacteriology, mycobacteriology, virology, parasitology, molecular microbiology, and serology. The CDD also coordinates a network of clinical laboratories throughout Wisconsin for emergency and public health response, as well as facilitates planning among clinical laboratories, local public health laboratories and other state-level laboratories.
CDD News and Hot Topics
- NEW Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC), and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) test announcement Effective 03/15/2021
- NEW Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) MIA Assay (Test code SS02291) Effective 09/01/2020
- NEW Hepatitis C Virus PCR Assay (Test code SS00053) Effective 09/01/2020
- NEW Legionella RT-PCR test Effective 07/22/2020
- Mycobacteria Rapid Grower Susceptibility Discontinued (test MM00207) Effective 11/11/2019
- C. diphtheria Culture Test Discontinued (test MP00380) Updated 9/17/19
- Haemophilus ducreyi Culture Discontinued (test MP00610) Updated 2/19/19
- Herpes Simplex Virus PCR Testing Change Effective 7/19/2017
- Reverse Algorithm for Syphilis Diagnosis – Testing Announcement Effective 8/1/2017
- NEW Trichomonas vaginalis Nucleic Acid Amplification Test Updated 2/21/17
- ASCLS-WI Conference – WSLH Case Studies Presentation – TBPosted 4/15/16
- ASCLS-WI Conference – WSLH Case Studies Presentation – Elizabethkingia Posted 4/18/16
- ASCLS-WI Conference – WSLH Case Studies Presentation – Zika Posted 4/19/16
- CLMA-WI Conference – Zika Virus Update: What We Are Learning Posted 4/26/16
- WI DPH Guidance to Clinicians Presented with a Person Following Exposure to Avian Influenza (4/21/15)
- Mumps Testing Guidance (as of 4/4/14)
- Antibiotic resistance is becoming an ever-increasing problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published a report, “Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States – 2013,” detailing the threat posed by these drug-resistant organisms to human health.
A to Z listing of Diseases
The link below connects to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alphabetical directory of information regarding infectious agents and diseases.
Note about Food Testing
The WSLH does NOT perform food testing. If you have a concern or question about food safety, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Division of Food Safety— http://datcp.wi.gov/Food/Food_Safety_Complaints/index.aspx