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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:

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Certificate of Compliance 2018-2020 (PDF)

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 Program Chief:  Zenda L. Berrada, Ph.D.

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