The Laboratory's main purpose is in direct support of the Wichita Falls Health District's in-house clinics. These include the Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic, Maternal and Child Health Clinic, the Women, Infant, and Children Clinic (WIC), as well as supporting the Water Pollution, Food Control, Environmental Health, and Animal Control Divisions. These support services range from clinical laboratory testing of blood, serum, urine, and other body fluids to analysis of food, water, and soft serve ice cream samples.
Testing for Outside Agencies
The Laboratory also provides some testing for outside agencies such as the Wilson Family Planning Clinic, and the Family Health Center. Additionally, the Laboratory accepts animal heads for shipment to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Laboratory in Austin for Rabies Testing (See the Menu Selection for Rabies Testing).
All other testing must be ordered through the Nursing Division or one of the other Health District Divisions prior to bringing the sample to the laboratory. If in doubt, please check with the laboratory first. You can reach us by calling (940) 761-7835.