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Welcome to the Laboratory Services Division

The Laboratory Services Division performs nearly 3 million tests each year including testing for influenza, rabies and plague in animals; drinking water and food for possible bacterial or chemical contamination; newborn screening for inherited disorders; and drug and alcohol testing to fulfill its mission of protecting the health, safety and environment of all Coloradans through accurate and rapid complex testing.

Testing Drinking Water for Lead

Water samples must be collected in bottles provided by the Laboratory Services Division and collected per the instructions.


8/2013 The CDPHE Lab is currently offering West Nile Virus serology testing at no cost. Testing will continue at no cost as long as funding remains available.

Visit the Serology Lab page for more information.



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