Monterey County Health Department Laboratory
1270 Natividad Rd.
|Monterey County Health Department Laboratory is located in Salinas, CA, a region John Steinbeck referred to as the “valley of the world.” The laboratory facility was commissioned in 2009 and includes two BSL 3 suites making it the only laboratory in the tri-county area (Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito) designed for safe and secure handling of aerosol transmissible diseases such as tuberculosis and valley fever. Other notable design features of the laboratory facility include capacity to prepare in-house media and reagents, and efficient layout for high throughput of food and water samples. The Health Department Laboratory operates a federally certified clinical laboratory (CLIA) and State certified environmental laboratory (ELAP).||