305 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-3597
Telephone: 617-983-6200

The William A. Hinton State Laboratory houses eight programs:

  • State Laboratory
    The State Laboratory, also known as the MDPH Bureau of Laboratory Sciences, provides critical test services that include:
    • Testing for influenza, rabies, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases.
    • Identification of bacteria and chemical contaminants linked to foodborne illnesses
    • Detection of children with elevated levels of the toxic element lead
  • Drug Control Program
  • Food Protection Program
    MA Dept. of Public Health (MDPH)
  • Bureau of Infectious Disease
    The Bureau of Infectious Disease is the merger of two MDPH bureaus: (1) Communicable Disease Control and (2) HIV/AIDS.
  • Association of Public Health Laboratories
    Training system sponsored by APHL and CDC
  • New England Newborn Screening Program
    University of Mass. Medical School
  • State Racing Commission Laboratory
    MA Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations
  • UMASS Biologic Laboratories
    Non-profit manufacturer: vaccines and other biologic products

This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.