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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 blood

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

Immunology »
Performs diagnostic and screening tests for syphilis

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

Special Microbiology »
Includes four different areas: Pulse Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE), Mycobacteriology, Food Microbiology, and Water Microbiology