Lab Supervisor: Theresa Taylor
2818 Neuse Boulevard, New Bern, NC 28561
Phone: (252) 636-4920
Fax: (252) 636-4970

The Clinical Laboratory provides supportive lab services for all clinics in the Health Department to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions. The staff consists of Clinical Laboratory Scientists and Medical Lab Assistants who meet the specialized training and experience to produce accurate, reliable, and high quality results.   

Accrediting Agencies:
Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)
Commission on Laboratory Accreditation (COLA)

The laboratory is certified to provide testing in the areas of: bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, syphilis serology, general immunology, routine chemistry, urinalysis, endocrinology and hematology.   Enrollment in an approved proficiency program ensures the testing personnel performance satisfactorily meets required standards.

The clinics this laboratory provides supportive tests for are:

  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

  • Family Planning

  • Adult Health

  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

  • Child Health

    In addition to performing tests in-house, accredited reference laboratories are used for more non-routine tests. Our reference labs include the NC State Laboratory of Public Health, the University of North Carolina Medical Center, Laboratory Corporation of America, and CarolinaEast Medical Center.

    The Craven County Health Department Laboratory offers outreach support to the community by participating in health initiatives, and a Jail Health program in Craven, Pamlico, Jones, Onslow, and Lenoir counties.   We provide support to our neighboring health department in Pamlico County, and, the YMCA Camps Seagull and Seafarer during summer camp.   Local community colleges send phlebotomy students come to the laboratory for training and reinforcement of their classroom skills.

    The laboratory staff continues to study, apply and advance medical knowledge and skills in order to ensure that the communities we serve have the best available health care.



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