Laboratory Services

About Our Lab

The laboratory develops and provides essential public health analytical services to the community and supports all sections of the Division of Health with prompt accurate test results.


To assist in safeguarding and maintaining the public health, the laboratory provides the following services:

  • Analyzes evidence for law enforcement agencies for the presence of controlled substances
  • Analyzes paint and pottery chips for the presence of lead
  • Analyzes urine specimens and other bodily fluids for the presence of controlled substances, drugs of abuse and alcohol
  • Conducts chemical analyses of private water supplies to determine the concentration of fluoride in drinking water
  • Conducts chemical analyses of public and private water supplies to determine the presence of nitrates
  • Examines stool samples for the presence of organisms which cause intestinal disease
  • Examines throat specimens for the presence of Group A Streptococcus, the causative agent of Strep Throat
  • Identifies intestinal parasites
  • Performs diagnostic tests for STD screening programs
  • Tests public and private water supplies for the presence of coliform bacteria
  • Test swimming pool and whirlpool water supplies for coliform bacteria
  • Tests swimming beaches and recreational water for E. coli bacteria