The Missouri State Public Health Laboratory (MSPHL) has actively protected the public’s health since 1906 by providing clinical and environmental laboratory testing services to local, state, and federal partners. Various Missouri state laws, regulations, and rules establish and define these important laboratory programs at the MSPHL. These laws govern and direct laboratory services and operations to provide general accountability in ensuring the promulgation of quality public health laboratory programs.

Missouri Revised Statutes:

RSMO 191.317

Blood spot repository/Confidentiality of tests

RSMO 192.020

Communicable Disease

RSMO 192.900

Creation of MOPHS fund

RSMO 192.507

DHSS maintain radiological laboratory testing

RSMO 191.653

HIV testing

RSMO 192.050

Maintain a public health laboratory

RSMO 192.110

Monitor zoonotic diseases (rabies)

RSMO 701.322

Monitoring infectious disease and testing blood lead

RSMO 191.331-333

Newborn Screening

RSMO 640.100-140

Public Drinking Water

Code of State Regulations:

19 CSR 25-30

Breath Alcohol

19 CSR 20-20.080

Duties of Laboratories

19 CSR 25-35

Hepatitis B

19 CSR 25-33

HIV Testing

19 CSR 25-38

Laboratory Fees

19 CSR 20-8

Lead Testing

19 CSR 25-36

Metabolic Diseases (Newborn Screening)

19 CSR 25-32

Milk Testing

10 CSR 60-4

Public Drinking Water

10 CSR 60-5


10 CSR 60-16 


19 CSR 25-34

Syphilis Testing