Public Health Laboratory
The Public Health Laboratory is dedicated to excellence in diagnostic testing, consultation and assistance. We provide highly specialized diagnostic testing for serious infectious diseases, including rabies. We provide a range of environmental testing services to ensure safe water for drinking and recreation. Our laboratory maintains current certification with all regulatory agencies and participates in on-going performance evaluation and quality assurance programs.
The Public Health Laboratory is available to assist with medical or environmental testing questions.
Call the Laboratory at 530-621-6115
Laboratory Hours of Operation
931 Spring Street
Placerville, California 95667
Main Phone | 530-621-6115
Open weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Water samples are accepted Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Closed weekends and major holidays.
2017 Holiday Schedule
Water Collection Instructions - (Please read completely prior to sampling)
Lab Fees - (Please read for a list of laboratory fees)
Local Enforcement Agency
The Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) provides oversight of El Dorado County's solid waste stream -- helping residents toward the goal of diverting waste from landfills and protecting public health and the environment.
Local Enforcement Agencies have the primary responsibility for ensuring the correct operation and closure of solid waste facilities in California. They also have responsibilities for guaranteeing the proper storage and transportation of solid wastes. In 1990, California generated approximately 50.9 million tons of waste, or about one ton per second, and disposed of approximately 40.1 million tons. Now, California diverts more than 33 percent of its waste, resulting in disposal of approximately 36.1 million tons per year.
The El Dorado County LEA works cooperatively with the operators and owners of solid waste management companies. Permitting and inspection is carried out by field experts contracted with the Public Health Department. Call the laboratory at (530) 621-6115. Local Enforcement Agency
California Association of Public Health Laboratory Directors
California Integrated Waste Management Board
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
El Dorado County Environmental Management Department
Additional Laboratories Approved for Drinking Water Analysis
Private Well Owner Information