Testing for Travel-Related Illnesses

Based on a patient’s symptoms and history of travel, you may suspect a travel-related illness requiring testing. At ISDH, testing is only available for certain conditions, found below.

Testing Offered at ISDH for Travel-Related Illnesses

  • Ebola
    • Pre-Authorization Contact: Elaine Delbecq, Chief Nurse Consultant, 317-234-2804, 
    • Laboratory Questions: Brian Pope, Virology Supervisor, 317-921-5843
  • MERS-CoV
    • Pre-authorization Epidemiology Contact: Sara Hallyburton, Respiratory Epidemiologist, 317-234-2809
    • Laboratory Questions: Brian Pope, Virology Supervisor, 317-921-5843
  • Avian Influenza
    • Pre-authorization Epidemiology Contact: Sara Hallyburton, Respiratory Epidemiologist, 317-234-2809
    • Laboratory Questions: Brian Pope, Virology Supervisor, 317-921-5843
  • Zika
    • Determine if patient meets CDC Zika Testing Criteria.  
    • Pre-approval form required for testing.
    • Epidemiology Questions: Emily Potts, Zika Virus Clinical Coordinator, 317-232-3084
    • Laboratory Questions: Brian Pope, Virology Supervisor, 317-921-5843

Other Diseases and Conditions

ISDH can assist in arranging testing at CDC for certain diseases and conditions of public health importance. Contact the Epidemiology Resource Center to consult with the subject-matter expert on current testing guidance. For testing of other travel-related illnesses, please contact your hospital or reference lab.