Nevada State Public Health Laboratory

The Nevada State Public Health Laboratory (NSPHL) serves the state of Nevada as a first line of defense against public health threats. Led by Mark Pandori, Ph.D., the NSPHL has been an important source of statewide guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The laboratory's aggressive approach to developing and certifying testing capacity has made Nevada a leader in testing for the coronavirus at a higher per capita rate than many other states.

The NSPHL also provides a wide range of diagnostic and analytical services for the assessment and surveillance of infectious/communicable diseases, foodborne outbreak analyses, biological and chemical terrorism analyses and the analytical evaluation of dairy products and water to evaluate safety for consumption and compliance throughout Nevada.

Download the latest SARS-CoV-2 variant / lineage report for Nevada

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About Public Health Lab

The NSPHL represents a first line of defense in the rapid recognition of a public health threat to the citizens of Nevada.

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Emergency Preparedness

Documents and links for emergency preparedness.

Newborn Screening Program

Newborn Screening Program

The Nevada Newborn Screening Program ensures all babies are screened for certain disorders before they cause serious health problems.