Contact Information
Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Public Health Laboratory
12750 Erickson Avenue
Downey, California 90242

Laboratory Director
Nicole M. Green, Ph.D, D(ABMM)

Phone: (562) 658-1300
Fax: (562) 401-5999

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Public Health Laboratory - Bioterrorism Response Unit


Detection and identification by molecular and conventional methods:

  • Bacillus anthracis
  • Brucella species
  • Coxiella burnetii
  • Yersinia pestis
  • Francisella tularensis
  • Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei
  • Clostridium botulinum
  • Ricin
  • Vesicular rash/smallpox
  • Avian Flu
  • Serology -
    • Brucella
    • Francisella
    • Yersinia
  • MERS
  • Ebola

If any of the above organisms or conditions is suspected, please contact for telephone consultation:
The Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratory
Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
at (562) 658-1360

After hours or on weekends, contact the County Operator at (213) 974-1234 and request to be connected to the Public Health Laboratory staff member on call.

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