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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.

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LabGab (Lab Services newsletter)

Winter 2017
Fall 2016
Summer 2016
Spring 2016

Career Opportunities
The Public Health Laboratory hires Medical Technologists with ASCP certification.  If you are interested in being considered, please forward your resume to kerry.buchs@phila.gov.

Internship Opportunities
The Public Health Laboratory offers internship opportunities during the summer months for students in their junior or senior year of college.  If you are interested in applying for a position, please contact kerry.buchs@phila.gov.