Laboratory services

 
Mission of the Laboratory Services Division:  
To protect the citizens of Colorado by providing them with services beyond a test result, including guidance, support, outreach and, a personalized approach.
 
Vision of the Laboratory Services Division:
For the Laboratory Services Division to be recognized as a leader in public health laboratory sciences, locally and nationally.
 
 
Clinical testing
Testing to identify micro-organisms that have an impact on public health, including bacteria, viruses and fungi
 
Collaboration with laboratories across the country to respond to emergencies

Evidential breath alcohol testing (EBAT)
Calibration, certification and maintenance of breath instruments used to test subjects suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol

Food testing
Testing to detect the presence of micro-organisms in food, milk, and water
 
Certification of labs that test food, drinking water, and toxic substances
 
We coordinate the inspections for retail marijuana testing facilities. The testing ensures the Colorado Department of Revenue's marijuana enforcement division rules are being met.
 
Newborn screening
Screening for early diagnosis and treatment of metabolic and genetic disorders 
 
Water testing
We provide testing for homeowners and public water systems.