Available Testing at the Department of Health Laboratory:

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Drinking Water and Radon Testing (for the public)  


See Water and Radon Test Instruction Sheets and Prices


Water and Radon Test Kits
Instructions Sheets - How To Sample Your WaterPrice
IA - Trace Metals & Fluoride (Regulated Systems)$125
IA - Trace Metals & Fluoride (Homeowners)$125
A - Coliform/E. coli (Homeowners)$14
AA - Coliform/E. coli (Regulated Systems)$14
NU - Coliform/E. coli (Total)$15
AG - Coliform/E. coli (Irrigation Water)$15
LT - E. coli from source water (Regulated Systems)$15
DC - Coliform/E. coli (Private Water)(Childcare/School)$14
SW - Coliform/E.coli for Recreation Water$15
C - Inorganic Chemicals (Homeowners)$100
IB - Lead and Copper (Homeowners and Regulated Water)$20
ID - Inorganic Chemicals (Some Permitted Systems)$90
ID - Inorganic Chemicals (Homeowners)$90
AN - Anions (Chloride, Fluoride, Nitrate, Nitrite, Sulfate)(Homeowners)$50
AN - Anions (Chloride, Fluoride, Nitrate, Nitrite, Sulfate)(Regulated Water)$50
N3N2 - Nitrate and Nitrite (Homeowners)$24
N3N2 - Nitrate and Nitrite (Regulated Water)$24
RA - Gross Alpha in Water$45
RC - Radon in Water$25
RF - Radon in Air-Short Term$50
RG - Radon in Air-Medium Term$25
RH - Radon in Air-Long Term$25
RU - Uranium in Water$25
OA - Volatile Organic Chemicals (Chlorinated systems)$120
OA - Volatile Organic Chemicals (Non-chlorinated systems)$120
OB - Trihalomethanes$120
OK - Haloacetic Acids$150
SOC Group - Synthetic Organic Chemicals Group (OL, OE, OG, OH)$630
OL - Semi-Volatile Chemicals and Pesticides$250
OE - Herbicides in Water$200
OG - Carbamate Pesticides$100
OH - Ethylenedibromide and Dibromochloropropane$80
OP - Pentachlorophenol$75
Individual Inorganic Tests$10-25
Miscellaneous Test for Homeownerscall for information
OAC - Odor, Alkalinity & Residual Chlorine (Homeowners)call for information



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Clinical Testing (for health care providers) 


See Clinical Specimen Instruction Sheets


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Rabies Testing (with approval)

All rabies testing requests must be pre-approved by Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Call (802) 863-7240 or 1-800-640-4374 (available 24/7) for approval, then complete the Request for Examination form and read the Shipping and Instruction Sheet.

Just need to order laboratory tests? 

You can order tests by:

  • Phone: call 802-338-4724 or 800-660-9997 (toll-free in Vermont)
  • Mail: download one of the order forms and mail it to the Public Health Laboratory
  • Fax: download one of the order forms and fax it to 802-338-4706
  • New! For water and radon test kits only, you can order through our online webstore