North Dakota Department of Health Division of Microbiology

Welcome to the Division of Microbiology

Testing services support the investigation of disease outbreaks and provide direction for disease prevention and control activities. The laboratory serves in a reference capacity for local health units, private and community healthcare facilities and veterinary laboratories. Testing methods address specific public health issues such as emerging infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance and bioterrorism preparedness. Timely sample testing aides in the prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases and many other diseases. Environmental hazard mitigation is accomplished through monitoring water and dairy products for compliance through mosquito surveillance activities and through support of investigational responses to natural or man-made disasters. In addition, outreach programs provide training in safety and laboratory testing methods and promote cooperative sharing with other agencies, both public and private.

Mission Statement

The mission of the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is to protect and enhance the health and safety of all North Dakotans and the environment in which we live. To accomplish our mission, the NDDoH is committed to improving the health status of the people of ND, improving access to and delivery of quality health care, preserving and improving the quality of the environment, promoting a state of emergency readiness and response, and achieving strategic outcomes within available resources.

New Memo's

Rabies Virus Testing - December 31, 2018

2019 Directory of Services - December 31, 2018

New Testing Available - December 21, 2018

Discontinuation of Linezolid and Daptomycin Confirmatory Testing - November 26, 2018

Suspending Respiratory Pathogen Panel and Gastric Pathogen Panel Testing - October 23, 2018

Extension of Free West Nile Virus Antibody Testing - October 4, 2018

Guidelines for Reporting Influenza and RSV Testing for the 2018-19 Season - October 4, 2018

CRE Colonization Fact Sheet - June 4, 2018

Candida Fact Sheet - June 4, 2018