Laboratory Services

The Department of Public Health provides the following services:

  • Analyzes water samples from private and public wells to determine whether a source is providing water suitable for drinking
  • Continuously monitors ambient air in Linn County for sulfur dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, and particulates
  • Analyzes ponds, streams, field runoff, and roadway ditches to determine levels and sources of contamination
  • Conducts tests for the Clinical Services in conjunction with the sexually-transmitted disease clinics
  • Conducts a test for lead levels in blood in conjunction with the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program