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Services provided include environmental bacterial testing on drinking, marine and sea water, as well as clinical testing for sexually transmitted and other infectious diseases. Services include:

  • STI Testing 
    • Chlamydia
    • Gonorrhea
    • RPR
    • TTPA
    • Gram Stain
    • Wet Prep
       
  • COVID Testing
     
  • BSL3 Services
    • Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Testing
    • Influenza Surveillance
       
  • Environmental Testing
    • E coli and Total Coliform
    • Enterococci
    • Seafood Safety

                                                        

Environmental Bacterial Testing

Water Sample Instructions and Testing fees. View or download the form »

Drinking water for regional public and private water systems and wells. The Corpus Christi Municipal Supply Water is tested by the City of Corpus Christi Water Department at the O.N. Stevens Water Plant Laboratory (361) 826-1200.

Marine water used for recreation submitted by agencies including the National Park Service. Health Department personnel collect and analyze samples as part of the Texas General land Office (GLO) Beach Watch program. TexasBeachWatch.com

Seawater used to grow and nourish shellfish submitted by the Texas Department of Health Seafood Safety Division.

 

Clinical Testing

Sexually transmitted and other infectious diseases on specimens submitted by Corpus Christi-Nueces County Health Department clinics, as well as Community Health facilities in the Coastal Bend.  

 

Clinical Chain of Custody

Sentinel Medical Laboratories use this form to submit suspected bioterrorism samples for laboratory analysis. Notification prior to sample submission is required, (361) 533-3500. View or download the form »

 

Environmental Chain of Custody

Local, state, and federal law enforcement agents use this form for submitting suspected bioterrorism samples for laboratory analysis. Notification prior to sample submission is required, (361) 533-3500.  View or download the form »

Contact Laboratory Services

Hours of operation for water sample submission

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Closed for lunch, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

For more information, contact (361) 826-7213.