Laboratory Field Services

Laboratory Field Services

Our Mission

The mission of the Laboratory Field Services (LFS) branch is to safeguard the health of the people of California by ensuring accurate and reliable clinical and public health laboratory testing, safe and reliable sources of human tissue and blood for transplantation and transfusion, and safe and effective biologics produced from human tissue and blood. LFS does this through licensure, inspection, proficiency testing, and oversight of clinical and public health laboratories, tissue banks, biologics facilities, and blood banks, and oversight of education, training, examination, and licensure of laboratory personnel.

​Start here if you want to:

  1. Learn about requirements for obtaining a California license or certification
  2. Apply for a new license, renew, and manage online account
  3. Verify a personnel license
  4. Learn more about clinical laboratory personnel training programs

​Start here if you want to:

  1. Learn about California licensing requirements for testing human specimens
  2. Apply for a new license, renew, and manage online account
  3. Verify the license of a facility
  4. Learn more about public health laboratories, tissue banks, and blood banks

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