Idaho Bureau of Laboratories (IBL) is organizationally structured within the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Division of Public Health. Dr. Christopher Ball, Ph.D., HCLD (ABB) is the current Bureau Chief and Laboratory Director.
IBL employs approximately 40 staff. Funding for the Bureau’s activities comes from a combination of federal grants/contracts, state general funds, and receipts.
The laboratory is equipped with state of the art instrumentation, is accredited through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a high complexity clinical laboratory, and is certified for drinking water analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency.
IBL is Idaho’s only state health laboratory.