Laboratory Sciences 

NOTE: PHCR-Europe has transitioned to the Public Health Command  Europe (Provisional).  The information here is provided as a courtesy and may not be up-to-date.

"Providing Sound Science for Risk-Based Decision Making"

About Laboratory Sciences

DLS was formed in 1993 by consolidating the Department of Toxicology laboratories and the Environmental Chemistry Division laboratories of the former 10th Medical Laboratory located in Landstuhl, Germany. The need for a full-service forward deployed laboratory with standardized laboratory methods, state-of-the-art Quality Systems, and an infrastructure of trained, qualified personnel resulted in the establishment of the Department of Laboratory Sciences. In 2010 with the consolidation of VETCOM and CHPPM, the DLS and Veterinary Laboratory Europe (VLE) were combined to create what is now known as Laboratory Sciences.
The United States Army Public Health Command Region–Europe (USAPHCR-Europe) Laboratory Sciences (LS) group is a full-service laboratory specializing in biological, environmental, occupational health, and public health related analytical laboratory testing.
LS' primary mission is to support the Public Health Programs of the United States National Military Strategy in the United States European Command (USEUCOM), United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), and United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) Theaters of operations.
At present, about 25,000 samples are collected by our customers and sent to the LS each year, and more than individual analytes are reported making it the largest non-USA located public health laboratory in DoD.
  • Quality analytical

USAPHCR-Europe's Laboratory Sciences' national and international accreditations, registrations, and certifications attest to the excellence of our work. LS produces supported by its world class Quality System, which requires each analytical run be comprised of 30% to 50% quality control samples. Additionally, all analytes tested are confirmed by commercially peer-reviewed blind Proficiency Testing (PT) Programs specifically designed to document LS-Europe's credibility in determining substances.

  • Consistent, published, consensus methodology

LS provides biological, veterinary, and environmental analyses to meet a variety of health-risk and compliance based objectives for DoD using methods approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

  •  Rapid analysis capability

Rapid analyses capability paired with accurate, reliable, legally defensible data reported at the required detection levels, in a forward-deployed facility operating under a world class Quality System make LS a unique part of the USAPHC and the Army Medical Department (AMEDD).

  • Professional response to customer needs
LS has a highly trained professional staff and a proven history of quality and leadership in the analysis of food, water, sediment, sludge, soil, biological, veterinary and industrial hygiene related matrices. LS offers comprehensive services through its modernized facilities and network of accredited contract laboratories.
Please contact the Customer Support Division (CSD) of the Laboratory Sciences group to arrange for our services. CSD will provide submission requirements, forms, sample scheduling, price quotations, analytical procedure availability (e.g., in-house or contract laboratory), sampling protocol information, and do their utmost to ensure your satisfaction.
The LS commitment to Total Customer Satisfaction is reflected both in our Quality Manual and Customer Guide. Together they provide a guide to the total laboratory process that is designed to focus the attention and resources of LS on improving customer laboratory support. 

Contact Information

Name: PHCR-Europe Laboratory Sciences  
Email Address: 
Telephone: 06371-9464-9710 / 86-7053  (within Germany); (+49) 6371-9464-9710 (from outside Germany) 
DSN: (314) 590-7052 / (314) 486-7053 
Mailing Address:
Commander, USAPHC PHCR-Europe
Laboratory Sciences
CMR 402
APO AE 09180

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Customer Support Division (CSD)

CSD provides consultation for analysis request and project coordination, sample handling requirements, chain-of-custody, request forms, arranging shipments, customer problems and complaints, quotes and billing issues, and report inquiries.

Inorganic Chemistry Division (ICD)

ICD performs the analysis of trace metals, ions, and asbestos to provide sound scientific data for risk-based decision-making.

Micro & Molecular Biology Division (MMBD)

MMBD performs microbiological analysis of food and water and molecular biological analysis of vector borne diseases to provide sound scientific data for risk-based decision-making.

Organic Chemistry Division (OCD)

OCD performs the analysis of trace organic compounds to provide sound scientific data for risk-based decision-making.

Quality Assurance Division (QAD)

QAD is responsible for the implementation, surveillance, control, and maintenance of the Quality Management Systems.

Veterinary Pathology Division (VPD)

VPD provides timely and accurate veterinary diagnostic services to our customers through gross and microscopic examination of tissue and cytologic specimens.