The Division of Consolidated Lab Services (DCLS) is under the Virginia Department of General Services. DCLS performs over 6 million public health and consumer protection tests a year for agencies of the Commonwealth of Virginia, local government, federal agencies and other states. DCLS is Virginia’s confirmatory laboratory for the national Laboratory Response Network, and is the PulseNet Regional Laboratory for the mid-Atlantic region. DCLS is a member of the Food Emergency Response Network and the Radiation Emergency Analytical Laboratory Network, and provides emergency analytical support for Virginia, neighboring states and federal agencies, particularly in response to terrorism, public health and environmental emergencies throughout Virginia and the Central Atlantic states.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) also has four labs located in Biotech Six. They include the Virginia Seed Lab, Plant Pathology, Metrology and Processed Foods.