Samples that are properly collected and are stored and shipped at the appropriate temperature will yield the best results. Use our helpful resources for guidance on collection, storage and submission of your samples.

Anaerobic Culture Collection

Collection and storage tips for anaerobic culture samples.

Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVD) Guide

Sample collection, storage, and result interpretation guidelines for IHC and PCR testing.

Dermatophyte Submission Guide

Collection and submission tips for dermatophyte culture and PCR testing.

E. coli Interpretation Guide

Guidance on interpretation of Escherichia coli culture results.

Johne’s Guide

Collection, storage, and submission guidance for Johne’s PCR (Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis).

Johne’s Season Reminders

Helpful tips to ensure the fastest turnaround time for your samples as well as reminders of our testing policies.

Milk Culture Collection Guide

Collection and storage information for milk culture samples.

Novel Pneumonia Syndrome Fact Sheet

Fact sheet about novel pneumonia syndrome (BALT hyperplasia) causing abortion and calf losses in North Dakota beef herds.

Rabies Submission Guide

Sample submission recommendations for the collection of brain tissue for rabies testing.

Select Agent Submission Guide

Sample submission guidance for anthrax, plague, and tularemia testing.

Serology Test Guide

Sample processing and submission information for serology tests.

Shipping Guide

General overview of sample shipment best practices with links to additional resources.

Surgical Margins Guide

Guidance for use of tissue dye to denote surgical margins.

Tritrichomonas Submission Guide

Sample collection, storage, and submission tips for bovne tritrichomonas testing.

UPS Shipping Program

Details about our UPS shipping program.

Water Collection Guide

Guidance for collection and submission of samples for water quality analysis and blue-green algae testing.

Cyanobacteria (Blue-green Algae) Poisoning Bulletin

NDSU Extension Service bulletin, December 2015.

Ergot in Small Grains Bulletin

NDSU Extension Service bulletin, December 2018

Livestock Water Quality Bulletin

NDSU Extension Service bulletin, July 2015.

Nitrate Poisoning of Livestock Bulletin

NDSU Extension Service bulletin, March 2015.

2019 Fee Schedule

Fees in this schedule are subject to change. Visit the test pages for current test information.

AAVLD Accreditation Certificate

Full accreditation, expires December 2023

USDA FAQ on Animal Coronavirus Testing

Document Issued/Accurate as of April 22, 2020

2019 Companion Animal Antibiograms

Antibiograms are intended for use in conjunction with traditional culture and sensitivity testing; samples must still be sent to the laboratory for testing.