Laboratory Services

  • COVID-19 EGLE Laboratory Update - 05-11-2020

    In Person Sample Delivery to Resume

    The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s (EGLE) Laboratory Services is committed to the health and safety of everyone in Michigan.  The EGLE Laboratory is currently fully operational.  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are making temporary changes to drinking water and environmental sample container pickup and sample delivery procedures at the laboratory effective immediately until Michigan’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ executive order has been lifted. The guidance document below describes these temporary changes.

    Guidance Document

    Please contact the laboratory at 517-335-8184 with questions regarding drinking water testing, sample test kit requests, and sample delivery procedures.

    State of Michigan staff, contractors and other governmental sampling personnel should contact the laboratory at 517-335-9800 with questions regarding environmental sample testing, sample containers, and sample delivery procedures.

    Check back often for updates on the status of laboratory services in response to COVID-19.

    Current Laboratory Operational Status:  Fully Operational

    Laboratory services are provided for a variety of environmental programs throughout the state, including drinking water, bathing beaches, public swimming pools, air quality, hazardous waste management, geological survey, law, and many others. These services include physical, chemical, and microbiological testing. The laboratory has broad scientific capabilities for responding to new potential environmental concerns.

    This page can be accessed as

    For more information regarding Flint Water testing results, please visit or contact EGLE's Environmental Assistance Center at 800-662-9278. 

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Lab Certification
  • Laboratory Certifications

    The Laboratory Certification Program operates under the authorization of the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act, 1976 PA 399, as amended (Act 399), and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to certify laboratories for the analysis of drinking water.

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  • Environmental Laboratory

    The Environmental Laboratory of the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is the only state-run environmental laboratory for analyzing environmental samples for state government facilities.