Public Health Laboratory


The Ventura County Public Health Laboratory performs communicable disease testing to support public health programs, environmental health and animal regulation. The Laboratory is an approved public health laboratory offering testing in the areas of:
  • Bacteriology
  • Mycobacteriology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Serology
  • Virology
  • Water Microbiology 

We are dedicated to excellence in diagnostic testing, consultation, and assistance. We provide highly specialized diagnostic testing for serious infectious diseases, including rabies, HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. We provide a range of environmental testing services to ensure safe water for drinking and recreation. Our reference services can provide assistance regarding any public health concern.

We utilize the most effective fluorescent antibody and RNA amplification techniques available for infectious disease testing. Our laboratory maintains current certification with all regulatory agencies and participates in on-going performance evaluation and quality assurance programs.


Test Catalog


Laboratory Forms for General and Water Requisitions 


Specimen Submission


Zika Virus

Laboratory Resources

Contact Information

Hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Address: 2240 East Gonzales Road, Suite 160, Oxnard, CA 93036
Telephone: 805-981-5131
FAX: 805-981-5130

Laboratory Director: Denise Von Bargen

Health Care Agency
5851 Thille Street
Ventura, CA 93003
Ambulatory Care-Medical Clinics
5851 Thille Street 
Ventura, CA 93003
Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Public Health
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
Ventura County Medical Center
3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
HCA Human Resources
5851 Thille Street 
Ventura, CA 93003
Ventura County Health Care Plan
2220 E. Gonzales Road
Suite 210 B

Oxnard, CA 93036