The Maryland Public Health Laboratory in Baltimore located at 1770 Ashland Avenue does not accept patients or provide phlebotomy service for specimen collection for testing. Please contact your healthcare provider or local Health Department to order Zika or related lab tests.
Laboratory Scientist SupervisorLeena Trivedi, Ph.D443-681-3933
Fax Numbers: 443-681-3844 or 443-681-4508
The Vaccine Preventable Disease Program offers a qualitative detection of viral markers for hepatitis A, B, and C in human serum and plasma using a chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA).
The laboratory also offers serological testing to detect MMRV viral IgG antibodies to local health departments and state hospitals.
If MMRV testing is needed to investigate infectious disease outbreaks, providers are asked to contact communicable disease professionals at their local health department. If testing is indicated for IgM antibodies, it must be authorized by a DHMH epidemiologist prior to submission.
The laboratory offers a single-specimen serology test to confirm outbreaks for B. pertussis. The anti-pertussis IgG antibody ELISA is used to detect elevated IgG antibody titers that tend to rise two weeks after the onset of symptoms and persist after the infection is resolved. Specimens can only be submitted by a DHMH epidemiologist.
Rabies Zoonotic Disease Lab
1770 Ashland Ave, Baltimore,