Upcoming Laboratory Closures


Wednesday, June 19, 2024


Important Information Regarding Testing

  • Samples over 30 hours old and not in approved containers are unsuitable for testing
  • Samples can be dropped off for analysis between 8 AM and 4 PM Monday through Thursday
  • Please do not send or bring samples that will be received the day before a holiday/closure or on Friday

Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment laboratory is a regional lab serving Pueblo and over 35 counties throughout Colorado. The lab is certified through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for coliform bacterial analysis. Concerns regarding food and other environmental testing should be directed to the Environmental Health Division at 719-583-4307.


Current Laboratory Fees Per Test

  • Presence/Absence for total coliform (includes E. coli) $21.00 
  • Enumerated total coliform/E. coli $23.00 
(EFFECTIVE 01-01-20, prices have increased to $21.00 for potability testing and $23.00 for enumerated testing)

Water Sample Requirements: All samples must be received within 30 hours of collection. Samples must be in a laboratory–approved container. Please do not send samples to be received on Friday or the day before a holiday. Call the lab to order sampling supplies.


Medical Sharps Disposal Program

This program is available to individuals; sharps disposal is not available for businesses. For information regarding where you can set up disposal for your business, please call 719-583-4318.

Sharps must be submitted in an approved medical sharps container. Containers including disposal are available in the lab for purchase.


  • Small Container (Disposal Only) $10
  • Medium Container (Disposal Only) $15
  • Large Container (Disposal Only) $20
  • 2-Gallon Large Container and Disposal $25

Related Files