Housatonic Valley Health District provides testing done through the CT Public Health Laboratory for the following:
Tick Testing For Lyme- Residents are encouraged to check themselves, children and pets for ticks especially during the warmer months after being outdoors.
Radon Air Testing- Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Residents are able to obtain radon kits from the lab. If the test results indicate high levels of radon, residents are referred to professional radon mitigation services.
Rabies Testing /Animal Transport – Rabies testing is done when a person has been scratched or bitten by an animal who is suspected to have the virus. Animals such as foxes, bats, coyotes, raccoons and skunks are animals most likely to transmit this deadly disease. Testing will be done only if it has had direct human contact. Bats found in the home are deemed to have made human contact and will be tested.
Lead Testing-Lead poisoning testing is available to families with children ages 1-6 who may have been exposed. For lead in water, the lab will provide sterile collection containers and specific instructions for collection.
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For Immediate Release: Housatonic Valley MRC (HVMRC) is the recipient of a 2022 Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Operational Readiness Award