CT Public Health Testing
Housatonic Valley Health District provides testing done through the CT Public Health Laboratory for the following:
Tick Testing For Lyme- Residents are encouraged to check themselves, children and pets for ticks especially during the warmer months after being outdoors.
Radon Air Testing- Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Residents are able to obtain radon kits from the lab. If the test results indicate high levels of radon, residents are referred to professional radon mitigation services.
Rabies Testing /Animal Transport – Rabies testing is done when a person has been scratched or bitten by an animal who is suspected to have the virus. Animals such as foxes, bats, coyotes, raccoons and skunks are animals most likely to transmit this deadly disease. Testing will be done only if it has had direct human contact. Bats found in the home are deemed to have made human contact and will be tested.
Lead Testing-Lead poisoning testing is available to families with children ages 1-6 who may have been exposed. For lead in water, the lab will provide sterile collection containers and specific instructions for collection.
- Testing Your Home For Lead In Paint, Dust, And Soil
- 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities
- Lead in Drinking Water – Information provided by the Environmental Protection Agency
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- Housatonic Valley Health District provides testing done through the CT Public Health Laboratory.
- For the sampling of lead water, our lab department will provide sterile collecting containers as well as specific instructions.
- Lead Testing-Lead poisoning testing is available to families with children ages 1-6 who may have been exposed.
- Only persons who had direct human contact with animals such as foxes, bats, coyotes, raccoons, and skunks will be tested.
- For more information, and to make an appointment, call the Housatonic Valley Health District at 203-264-9616, ext 0.
Updated: February 1, 2022