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Placer County offices will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday

Public Health Laboratory

The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted Feb. 6 to authorize a contract with Sacramento County to provide public health laboratory services, and close the Placer County Public Health Laboratory in Auburn by the end of June. Learn more.

All existing services will be transitioned to Sacramento County except for blood lead and water testing, which will shift to private labs.

Water Testing

Effective immediately Placer County Public Health is referring people to other labs for residents seeking water testing. Residents can view a list of alternative service locations here.

PLEASE NOTE: March 29th, 2018 is the last day the Placer County Public Health Laboratory will accept water specimens.

If you have questions on disinfecting your well, please see Environmental Health.

Tick Testing

Effective immediately Placer County Public Health is referring people to other labs for tick identification and Immunofluorescence assay (IFA) for Borrelia burgdorferi (which can cause Lyme disease). Click here for a list of labs.

PLEASE NOTE: March 29th, 2018 is the last day the Placer County Public Health Laboratory will accept tick specimens. 

  

Labs offering both tick identification and tick testing for Lyme-causing bacteria (contact lab for submittal instructions):

Name of Laboratory

Tick Test(s)

Contact Information

Butte Public Health Laboratory Tick ID / IFA 530-891-2747

NSYM (Napa, Solano, Yolo and Marin)

Tick ID / IFA

707-784-4410

Sonoma County Public Health Laboratory

Tick ID / IFA

707-565-4711

Santa Clara Public Health Laboratory

Tick ID / IFA

408-885-4272

Shasta County Health & Human Services

Tick ID / IFA

530-225-5072

Humboldt County Public Health Laboratory

Tick ID / IFA

707-268-2179

Orange County Public Health Laboratory

Tick ID / IFA

714-834-8378

 Labs offering tick identification only:  

Name of Laboratory

Tick Test(s)

Contact Information

Placer County Mosquito and Vector Control

Tick ID

916-380-5444

Sacramento Public Health Laboratory

Tick ID

916-874-9231

Santa Cruz Public Health Laboratory

Tick ID

831-454-5445

 

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