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Welcome to the Microbial Diseases Laboratory Program Home Page

The Microbial Diseases Laboratory (MDL) of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) provides reference, diagnostic and applied research activities for the detection, epidemiologic investigation, control and prevention of bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal and parasitic diseases in humans, food, water and other environmental sources.


Certification and registrations:

CLIA Laboratory Testing Certificate ID #05D0643851

CDC Select Agent Registration #C20150211-1673

Contact us at:

Phone: (510) 412-3700
Fax: (510) 412-3706

Mailing Address:
California Department of Public Health
Microbial Diseases Laboratory Branch
850 Marina Bay Parkway, MS E164
Richmond, CA 94804-6403

MDL Branch Chief:  Vishnu Chaturvedi, Ph.D.

Last modified on: 11/9/2016 9:02 AM