The Vermont Department of Health Laboratory performs influenza testing for public health surveillance purposes to document influenza activity in the community.
More about influenza activity and surveillance
Influenza RT-PCR testing to confirm influenza and determine type is performed at the Department of Health Laboratory on Tuesday and Friday of each week. It is available to providers who contribute to the national sentinel surveillance program. If you would like to have RT-PCR testing for influenza available to your practice, please join the sentinel provider program by calling (802) 863-7240.
Guidance for Clinicians on the Use of Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests
Information on the use of influenza antiviral medications from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- Institutional outbreaks
- Pediatric influenza-related deaths
- Suspected cases of influenza due to a novel strain of influenza A
- Positive influenza PCR