UW: Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, partner labs serve state during pandemic

WSLH Microbiologist Tim Davis interacts with a MiSeq instrument during COVID-19 genomic sequencing. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

In early March 2020, the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene was one of only two labs in Wisconsin providing SARS-CoV-2 testing.

But drawing on its decades-long tradition of working closely with clinical labs in the state, the WSLH and the 100+ members of the Wisconsin Clinical Laboratory Network were able to dramatically expand testing capacity.

Learn more about the history of the WSLH-WCLN partnership and how vital it is to the health of the people of Wisconsin.