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OPH State Laboratory

The Louisiana Office of Public Health Laboratory consists of a central laboratory in Baton Rouge and regional laboratories in Amite, Lake Charles, and Shreveport.

The Public Health Laboratory is a key party in the Office of Public Health's success in ensuring the health of the people of Louisiana.

Mission Statement
To provide quality clinical and environmental laboratory services throughout Louisiana.

Vision
Our goal is to provide laboratory services needed for creating and sustaining a healthy and prosperous Louisiana, where citizens are born healthy and can live and grow in an environment that promotes their continued health.

Physical Address

1209 Leesville Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Contact Information

Stephen Martin, Ph.D.
(225) 219-5200
(225) 219-4903
stephen.martin@la.gov

The laboratory is open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays.  

24-Hour EMERGENCY Number: (504) 458-9537

 
Staff

Lisa Carrier

Amite Laboratory Manager
(985) 748-2011 | 504-458-9537
(985) 748-2031
104 N. 1st. St.
Suite A
Amite, LA 70422

Terry Crockett

Newborn Screening Laboratory Manager
225-219-5206 | 504-458-9537
225-219-4903
1209 Leesville Avenue
Baton Rouge , LA 70802

Kerri Gerage

Laboratory Emergency Response Coordinator
225-219-5234 | 504-458-9537
225-219-4903
1209 Leesville Avenue
Baton Rouge , LA 70802

Danielle Haydel

Molecular/Virology Laboratory Manager
225-219 5263 | 504-458-9537
225-219-4903
1209 Leesville Avenue
Baton Rouge , LA 70802

Melissa Jones

Shreveport Water Laboratory Supervisor
(318) 676-7809 | 504-458-9537
(318) 676-7783
1035 Creswell Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71101

Stephen Martin, Ph.D.

Director OPH Laboratory Services
225-219-5235 | 504-458-9537
225-219-4903
1209 Leesville Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Andrew McLemore, MNS, MB(ASCP)

Chemical Threat Response Coordinator
225-219-5246 | 504-458-9537
225-219-4903
1209 Leesville Avenue
Baton Rouge , LA 70802

Errin C Rider, Ph.D.

Laboratory Services Assistant Director
225-219-5233 | 504-458-9537
225-219-4903
1209 Leesville Avenue
Baton Rouge , LA 70802

Peter Travis, MT(ASCP)

Bioterrorism Program Advisor
225-219-5262 | 504-458-9537
225-219-4903
1209 Leesville Avenue
Baton Rouge , LA 70802

Richard Tulley, Ph.D.

Research Associate-Chemcial Threat Laboratory
225-219-5201 | 504-458-9537
225-219-4903
1209 Leesville Avenue
Baton Rouge , LA 70802

Jessica Sims

Chemistry Laboratory Manager (Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology)
225-219-5205 | 504-458-9537
225-219-4903
1209 Leesville Avenue
Baton Rouge , LA 70802