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Our state-of-the-art public health laboratory performs a wide range of testing services for the Department of Public Health, as well as for selected outside agencies. We support investigations of disease outbreaks or threats to the health of the public.

Each section of the public health laboratory focuses on a specific area of analysis:

Clinical Chemistry »
Measures the level of chemical compounds in the body.

Clinical Hematology »
Identifies constituents found in blood, urine and other body fluids.

Immunology »
Performs diagnostic and screening tests for syphilis, TPPA and rubella.

Microbiology »
Performs testing on patient samples to determine infection or disease.

Special Microbiology »
Includes a variety of testing including tuberculosis, influenza, norovirus and foodborne illnesses.

Rabies »
Performs testing to confirm the presence of the rabies virus from potentially infected animals.