The Diagnostic Clinical section of the North Texas Regional Laboratory is dedicated to supporting our Tarrant County Public Health providers and other regional partners with quality laboratory testing results to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.  We are a CLIA-certified laboratory that emphasizes quality assurance in our daily operations. 

Our primary testing focus is for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) using both immunological and molecular methods.  We provide rapid testing (STAT), routine screening, and confirmation for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Trichomoniasis, HIV, Syphilis and Herpes.  See table below for the clinical testing menu.

Pre-approval is required for new public health stakeholders to submit to our laboratory. For more information, please contact the Clinical Laboratory Operations and Quality Coordinator at 817-321-4758 or e-mail:



Clinical Lab Coordinator:  817-321-4758
Clinical Lab Supervisor:  817-321-4768
Serology Lab:  817-321-4766
STD Micro Lab:  817-321-4772


      Diagnostic Clinical Services offered by TCPH North Texas Regional Laboratory 



General Bacteriology Testing

C. trachomatis/N. gonorrhoeae rRNA

General Immunology Testing HIV Antigen / Antibody Screen
HIV (1/2) Antibody Confirmation
Parasitology Testing Trichomonas vaginalis rRNA
Syphilis Serology Testing Syphilis IgM/IgG Ab Screen
Rapid Plasma Reagin (Quant/Qual)
T. pallidum Antibodies
STAT - Urinalysis Testing Pregnancy Test (hCG)

Urinalysis Screen (pH, Spec. gravity, Ketone,
Glucose, Nitrite, Total Protein,
Bilirubin, Urobilinogen, Blood, Leukocyte)

Stat - Blood Testing
Rapid Ag/Ab HIV (1/2) Screen
Syphilis Ab Screen
Rapid Plasma Reagin (Quant / Qual)
Comprehensive Blood Panel (CMP)
STAT - Swab
Wet Mount for Trichomonas/Yeast/Clue Cells
Virology Testing Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2/VZV (DNA, NAAT)


Helpful links for current NTRL submitters:

LabOnline Web Portal

Current CLIA Certificate