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    PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 W. 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756-3199

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Serological Analysis Group

Important Notice

Information regarding chikungunya, dengue, and Zika specimen submission

The guidance document for submission of chikungunya and dengue specimens to the DSHS Laboratory was recently updated to incorporate information on Zika specimen submission. This includes testing criteria for both Serology and PCR. Please refer to the new guidance document—Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika PCR and Serology Specimen Criteria—for details.

About the Serological Analysis Laboratory

About Us

The Serological Analysis Group is responsible for testing patient's blood or serum for the presence of antibodies to or antigens from various disease organisms.

Antibodies are proteins that are produced by a human or animal host in response to a foreign substance known as an antigens. An antigen is usually a protein or carbohydrate, and it is part of an infectious agent such as a virus or bacterium. The antibody attaches to the antigen and aids the host in removing the infectious agent. Serology is the branch of medical science that deals with detecting the presence of a disease by detecting antibodies or antigens.

The Serological Analysis Group is divided up into two sections: Diagnostic Serology and HIV/STD. For general questions about Serology, see the Frequently Asked Questions page.


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Last updated March 4, 2016