The Macon County Health Department has approximately 340 square feet dedicated to an up to date, state of the art laboratory. This laboratory is CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certified. The certification regulates the Macon County Health Department Laboratory along with many other laboratories nationwide. In order for a lab to earn and keep up a CLIA certification, the lab personnel undergo a series of proficiency tests through out the year. These tests are proctored by the American Proficiency Institute and the American Association of Bioanalysts.
The laboratory interfaces with many of the departments and programs offered here at the Macon County Health Department.