The Laboratory Division provides diagnostic testing services for health department programs for treatment and/or prevention of:

  • Sexually transmitted pathogens: Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, and syphilis. (STD Clinic)
  • Bacterial vaginosis, yeast, Trichomonas vaginalis, and nongonococcal urethritis (NGU). (STD Clinic)
  • Lead poisoning.  Testing is free for children under the age of 6 years.  Call 435-5568 for an appointment, and click here for more information about lead poisoning and prevention.
  • HIV (STD Clinic)

To the general public the laboratory offers bacteriological analysis of water from swimming pools, recreational lakes, and private wells. 

We do NOT test city water. 

A $20.00 fee is charged. 

Cash or check only, no debit or credit cards.  

Sample collection bottles and instructions can be picked up at the Laboratory, on the 2nd floor of the Health Department, Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm.

Only samples collected in Health Department issued bottles will be accepted for analysis.


Water samples for testing are accepted by the following days & times:

Pool Water (48 hours test time) Mon. – Tue. 8:00 am – 11:30 am & 12:30pm – 3:30 pm/ Wed. 8:00 am – 11:30 am

Drinking Water ( 24 hours test time) Mon. – Thu. 8:00 am – 11:30 am & 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Frequently Asked Questions About Drinking Water   USEPA brochure:  Drinking Water From Household Wells

For more information on testing or water quality, Call 812-435-5568.

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