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The Facility Licensing Section is responsible for the review of clinical and public health laboratory applications and proficiency test results to ensure mandated standards are met. A testing site performing tests on California specimens must apply for a clinical laboratory license or registration. The section is also responsible for licensure and oversight of tissue banks, biologics production facilities, and blood banks. A facility verifies donors, collects, processes, distributes products derived from human tissue or blood in California, or does business in California, the facility must have a California license.

                                          Facility Licensing Section Program Information

  • New Application
  • Renewal Application
  • Program Information


  • New Application
  • Renewal Application
  • Program Information


  • New Application
  • Renewal Application
  • Program Information




Apply online and start testing immediately!

Under the Temporary Allowance, facilities can immediately start performing
Waived SARS-CoV-2 Point of Care (POC) tests.


Important information for laboratories about
testing for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19.

COVID-19 Testing Notification

The Department of Public Health requires ALL California licensed laboratories
currently testing for COVID-19 notify us. This includes clinics and sites
conducting only waived tests. You must fill out this
notification form to submit your laboratory’s information.

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