Welcome to the Microbial Diseases Laboratory Branch Home Page
The Microbial Diseases Laboratory (MDL) Branch provides reference and diagnostic laboratory services essential for the detection, epidemiologic investigation, control, and prevention of diseases caused by bacteria, parasites, and fungi.
Certification and registrations:
CLIA88 High Complexity Testing Laboratory Certificate ID #05D0643851
CDC Select Agent Registration #C20130222-1450
EPA for identification of bacteria in drinking water
FDA/NSSP for identification of shellfish toxins or bacteria in various samples
Contact us at:
Phone: (510) 412-3700
Fax: (510) 412-3706
California Department of Public Health
Microbial Diseases Laboratory Branch
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Rm E164
Richmond, CA 94804-6403
MDL Branch Chief: Vishnu Chaturvedi, Ph.D.