Rendering of the new KHEL laboratory

A rendering of the new Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories, which is currently being constructed near KDHE's central office in downtown Topeka. View the progress on the live construction camera.

What We Do

The Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories (KHEL) provide approximately 1 million clinical and environmental tests each year to protect the citizens of Kansas and help ensure the quality of statewide laboratory services through certification and improvement programs.

KHEL partners with both the Division of Public Health and the Division of Environment to conduct testing of all kinds, including public water supply testing, newborn screening for all infants born in Kansas, and responding to outbreaks or emergency events.

The Laboratory Improvement Program's certification services provide support and oversight for clinical laboratories, environmental testing laboratories, and breath alcohol testing units throughout Kansas including the training and certification of law enforcement officers.

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Regulation Changes 

KHEL's proposed modifications to Kansas Administrative Regulation, K.A.R. 28-14-2, regarding the schedule of fees for public water supplies in Kansas have been accepted and published in the Kansas Register on December 1, 2023. The new prices will take effect May 29, 2024. Find more details in KAR 28-14-2 as published in Kansas Register.


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  3. Reference Guide
  4. Lab Improvements
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