Molecular Surveillance

Foodborne Surveillance

The Molecular Surveillance Unit's main function is to perform testing services as part of PulseNet (The National Molecular Subtyping Network for Foodborne Disease Surveillance) for foodborne disease pathogens.  The Unit performs whole genome sequencing (WGS).  Routine surveillance is performed on all Salmonella serotypes, all Shigella species, Shiga-toxin positive Escherichia coli and Listeria monocytogenes.  Other organisms such as Campylobacter jejuni are tested as needed for outbreak and cluster investigations.  Results from this testing is provided to our epidemiology partners for investigational purposes.


Contact Information

Phone: 304-558-3530 extension 2602
Fax: 304-558-6210