The South Dakota State Health Laboratory performs testing of environmental and/or clinical specimens if a recognized or announced bioterrorism event occurs.
The South Dakota State Health Laboratory designates organisms of public health significance that are to be sent to the State Laboratory for confirmation, typing and/or antibiotic sensitivity. These include bioterrorism indicator organisms. If your laboratory isolates one of these organisms, send it to the South Dakota State Health Laboratory in Pierre.
Contact the appropriate laboratory before shipping isolates and/or clinical specimens:
South Dakota State Health Laboratory
615 E. 4th Street
Pierre, SD 57501
Daytime phone: (605) 773-3368
After hours: 1-800-592-1861