Louisiana Office of Public Health Laboratory

24-Hour EMERGENCY Number: (504) 458-9537

The Louisiana Office of Public Health Laboratory consists of a central laboratory in New Orleans and regional laboratories in Amite, Lake Charles and Shreveport.

Mission Statement
To provide quality clinical and environmental laboratory services throughout Louisiana

Our goal is to provide laboratory services needed for creating and sustaining a healthy and prosperous Louisiana, where citizens are born healthy and can live and grow in an environment that promotes their continued health. The Public Health Laboratory is a key party in the Office of Public Health's success in assuring the health of the people of Louisiana.

Contact Information
Dr. Stephen Martin | Director, Laboratory Services

Errin Rider | Laboratory Services Assistant Director

Kerri Gerage | Laboratory Emergency Response Coordinator

Melissa Jones | Shreveport Regional Laboratory