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  • General Laboratory Services

    Health District Facility
    850 North 6th St.
    Abilene, TX 79601

    (325) 692-5600 office
    (325) 734-5370 fax

    The Abilene - Taylor County Public Health District operates a CLIA certified laboratory providing numerous tests. Must have Doctor's request before any of these tests can be performed.

    • Complete Blood Count - Used for many general health check-ups. Checks for conditions such as anemia.
    • Urinalysis - Detects any problems in the urinary tract, such as infections.
    • Pregnancy Testing
    • Chemistry Profile - Used for many general health check-ups. Combination of 20 different chemistry tests. Checks for glucose, cholesterol, liver functions, and electrolytes.
    • Coronary Risk Profile - Checks the Total & HDL Cholesterol and performs calculations to determine a patients risk for coronary disease.
    • Syphilis Testing - Test for this sexually transmitted disease.
    • Hepatitis B Antibody Test - shows if you are immune to Hepatitis B.

     

    Please call for individual lab pricing.

  • Water Testing

    Health District Facility
    850 North 6th St.
    Abilene, TX 79601

    (325) 692-5600 office
    (325) 734-5370 fax

    Water Testing – Total Coliform and E. coli bacteriological testing to determine suitability for drinking. 

    We are a NELAC-Accredited Laboratory serving Public Water Systems, Commercial Bottled/Vended Water Companies, and private entities and individuals.  Our laboratory reports Total Coliform Rule data to TCEQ. 

    A sterile container can be obtained from the Health Department Laboratory, along with Instructions and Submission Forms. The fee is $25.00 for each sample, and samples must be submitted to the Laboratory within 30 hours after water is collected. Samples may be submitted Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Results are reported the following day and mailed to the client. If traveling long distances, please call in advance for assistance.  Please, call for holiday hours.

    Collection Procedure:

    Disconnect any hoses, filters or other devices from the faucet. Let water flow for several minutes to clear the line. Sterilize the faucet by flaming with a lighter, torch, etc. Reduce the flow, and collect water into the sterile container containing Sodium Thiosulfate powder. Be sure not to touch the inside of the bottle or lid. Fill the container no less than 100mL, and secure the lid tightly.  Keep the sample cool by transporting on ice or in a cooler.  Samples must be submitted to the Health Department Laboratory within 30 hours from collection time.