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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 4:30 pm
Laboratory Director: Thomas Rush, DrPH, MPH

Address: 2240 East Gonzales Road, Suite 160, Oxnard, CA 93036
Telephone: 805-981-5131
FAX: 805-981-5130


California Association of Public Health Laboratory Directors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Division of Laboratory Systems

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