The Laboratory is licensed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health to perform a wide range of environmental and clinical services necessary for the promotion and advancement of community health.  It supports the entire operation of the Department, other municipal agencies, and most importantly, residents of the community.  The laboratory provides a significant service to Town residents and the larger region through flexibility and variety of service and reasonable costs. 

  • Testing for lead in water
  • Well water testing for bacteria and chemicals
  • Testing of public pools and public beaches for swimming quality
  • Identification and testing of ticks associated with Lyme Disease
  • Transport of animal carcasses to State Laboratory for rabies virus testing
  • Testing associated with well baby clinics and community health programs
  • Cholesterol testing
  • Radon Testing - info from CDC

Public health laboratory services have been available in Greenwich for over a hundred years. View the blog "Laboratory Stories," which contains a wealth of information on the people and practices that have made the Greenwich Department of  Health Laboratory what it is today.