The Douglas County Health Department Laboratory provides laboratory testing and support services for the following sections of the Health Department:
Food and Drink Section
The laboratory provides analysis for food borne pathogens and the observation of various foreign matter in prepared food items. The laboratory provides Bacterial testing for all soft serve ice cream machines located throughout Douglas County.
The Laboratory services the general public by ensuring that the residents of Douglas County have potable water as specified under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Chemical and Bacterial water analysis is provided for public and private water samples.
The Laboratory provides EPA mandated Regulatory testing for lead and monitoring for particulate matter at PM 10 and PM 2.5 microns. Quality Assurance and Quality Control functions are performed for Co, SO2 and Ozone monitoring.
The laboratory provides the daily pollen count to the Local and National Weather Bureaus.