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Health Lab Testing & Fees

Fee Schedule

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Test Reference Manual

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Microbiology Requisition

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Specimen Delivery & Submission Information

Contact the laboratory at (414) 286-3526 (phone) or (414) 286-5098 (fax) for assistance with any questions regarding appropriate specimen collection and transport.

Normal laboratory hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:45p.m., Monday through Friday.  Please call the lab in advance to arrange after-hours deliveries.  For emergencies after hours please call the City Hall Operator at (414) 286-2150.

Please note that incomplete test requests, lack of necessary demographics on the test requisition or inappropriate sample packaging and transport may delay test turn around time. Extremes in temperature (cold and hot) during transport of specimens should be avoided and may lead to inaccurate or misleading results. The laboratory has Styrofoam containers available for transport upon request.

If an outbreak is suspected, the laboratory can assist with appropriate test selection, collection and transport information.  In addition to clinical specimens, Environmental, Food, Dairy, Water, and Air testing may be available for public health needs.


Contact Us

City of Milwaukee Public Health Laboratories
841 N. Broadway, Room 205
Milwaukee, WI  53202-3653

Tel:  414-286-3526  
Fax:  414-286-5098
Emergency after hours contact, call 414-286-2150.

Please note, we will be closed Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day.


Click here for our fillable, printable requisition.


►Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) Certification

►Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) Certification—Keenan Health Center

►Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection Laboratory Certification

►American Industrial Hygiene Association Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP, LLC) — Environmental Lead Certification