Laboratory Services SectionMC 1947PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-93471100 W. 49th StreetAustin, TX 78756-3199
Phone: (512) 776-7318Fax: (512) 776-7294
Phone Us Toll Free at:(888) 963-7111, ext. 7318Mailing/Shipping Info
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Submission Form:Water Bacteriology Form No. G-19 (PDF 33kb viewing information)Available Tests:Note: Only drinking water testing is available to the general public. All other testing must be submitted through Public Health Sanitarians.
See Frequently Asked Questions for submission guidelines
No Coliforms found
At least once every three years, or whenever well or system repairs are made
A-1 modified method
As needed upon request by Public Health Sanitarians
Multiple tube fermentation
Milk Testing:^ Top
Standard Plate count
PAC - pasteurized
PAC - producer
PAC - commingled
At least four times during any consecutive six month period.
As requested by Public Health Sanitarians only
Somatic Cell Counts
Cow: 750,000/mLGoat: 1,000,000/mL
Food Testing: ^ Top
Food is tested only upon request from DSHS, local city county health departments, and hospitals. All food testing is done by standard methods following the Bacteriological Analytical Manual, FDA, 8th Edition.
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