Health Department

Health Department Laboratory

Location & Hours

700 Fuller Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 632-7210

Mon - Thurs: 8:00am - 5:00pm | Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Effective July 30th, 2021, the Kent County Health Department Regional Lab will only accept samples until 12:00PM on Fridays. This practice is consistent across most laboratories throughout the state.
We encourage those who mail samples to ensure they meet this cut off time. If using the mail to send samples, we recommend not shipping on Thursday to ensure they are received at KCHD before Noon on Friday and within EPA Sample hold times.

Please Note: Samples should not be mailed the day before a holiday to ensure timely reporting.
Holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Email us questions, inquires or to submit bottle and email requests.

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The Laboratory is Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and CLIA certified, and staffed by board certified Senior Medical Laboratory Scientists. Downloadable our State Certificates:

Laboratory Fees

Laboratory Testing Menu and Testing Fees*
All fees payable when samples are submitted to Environmental Health for testing.
Drinking Water Bacteria (Total Coliform) $16.00
Swimming Pool Bacteria (Total Coliform) $16.00
Pond, Lake, Stream, or other Surface water Count for Bacteria $19.00
Automated Partial Chemistry: Hardness, Sulfate, Iron, Nitrate, Nitrite, Fluoride, Chloride, and pH $20.00
Lead $18.00
Arsenic $18.00
Corrosion control (Lead & Copper) $26.00

*Fees are subject to change.

Water Sampling

Sample collection kits are available at no charge at the Kent County Health Department, Environmental Health Division.

Educational Videos

NGWA: Test, Tend, and Treat

Test, Tend, and Treat

DEQ: Water Sampling 101

Packing and Shipping for Thermal Preservation