public health laboratory

The Kings County Public Health Laboratory provides professional laboratory testing in the control of communicable disease. The laboratory provides testing for a variety of Public Health and Environmental Health programs in Kings County.

Our laboratory is an approved public health laboratory that offers testing in the areas of:

  • Bacteriology

  • Mycobacteriology

  • Mycology

  • Parasitology

  • Serology

  • Virology

  • Water Microbiology

 

Our laboratory also serves as reference laboratory for the local hospital laboratories and the medical community at large. We are dedicated to improve and protect public health by providing timely and cost effective public health laboratory testing

 

Lab Reportable Diseases

Non-Diagnostic General Health Assessment (NDGHA) Applications (per AB 185, 1990)

Licensing Information: 

State ID: #CPH668

CLIA Certificate of Compliance #05D0643454 (High and Moderate Complexity Testing)

James J. Spolsdoff, Laboratory Director
James.Spolsdoff@co.kings.ca.us

Contact Information: 

Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00am- 5:00pm

Telephone: (559) 584-1401

Fax: (559) 583-8178

Non-Diagnostic General Health Assessment - NDGHA

Non-Diagnostic General Health Assessment (NDGHA) Applications (per AB 185, 1990):

NDGHA Registration Form 2021- Kings CoPHL2021
NDGHA Site Registration Form 2020-Kings CoPHL2021

NDGHA Compliance Checklist Form KCPHL2021
 

The NDGHA program authorizes local health jurisdictions to approve applications from private entities wishing to conduct bioanalytical screening for asymptomatic individuals in the local jurisdiction. These tests are designed to screen for a non-infectious chronic health condition. Applicants must have plans in place to refer individuals who appear to have a marker or risk factor to licensed sources of care for appropriate follow up. One of the prime objectives of the law is to regulate the operation of NDGHA operations (e.g. public screening programs for cholesterol, glucose, triglycerides, etc). The law assures the public of safe and quality assured test results at NDGHA operations. The law mandates the operation of NDGHA programs within certain quality assurance, safety, and client information requirements. The required documentation includes information on type, times, dates, location, quality assurance, client counseling, and safety provisions of the program. Only capillary fingerstick methods of blood collection are allowed. No venipuncture is allowed. Operators must file at least 30 days before conducting an event. Hospitals, licensed community clinics, free clinics, and employees clinics are not considered NDGHA programs and are exempt. There is no fee required to for this permit. (California Business and Professions Code, Chapter 195, Sections 1244, 1244.1, 1244.3 and 1244.4).

Applicants must fill out the attached documents and submit them via e-mail to James.Spolsdoff@co.kings.ca.us at least 30 days before they have a NDGHA event in Kings County. The first Excel form is the NDGHA Registration Form 2019. The second Excel form is the NDGHA Site Registration Form 2019. The first form provides information regarding name of organization, address, contact information, names of owners, physicians, CLIA number, PPG’s, testing equipment and applicant signatures. The second Excel form (site registration form) identifies where the applicant will have the NDGHA event in Kings County. 

Also find attached “Testing Site Survey” (Word.doc) that is a checklist to assist applicants in meeting all requirements. The list includes some recommendations as well.

Applicants must inform the Department as to how they will dispose of their medical waste (mail back programs are allowed). A State or County Environmental Health Division medical waste permit is also required. Please contact Kings County Environmental Health at (559) 584-1411 to apply for this if your agency does not already have said permit. 

 

For questions about the NDGHA application process, feel free to call (559) 852-2607.