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Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

  • Provide comprehensive and cutting edge diagnostic services
  • Deliver accessible, timely, accurate, valid and consistent test results
  • Provide educational opportunities to professional and graduate students, scientists, diagnosticians and practitioners

Swine Coronaviruses Recently Identified in US Swine

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED)

Johne's culture

  • The ISU VDL will be discontinuing Johne's culture as of March 31.

SIV H1N1 and H3N2 Elisa

  • IDEXX has discontinued production of the Swine Influenza H1N1 and H3N2 ELISA kits.  The VDL serology section has exhausted our supply of available kits and we will no longer be able to offer either assay. - Jan 30, 2014

B. canis RSAT test

  • Brucella canis RSAT is once again being conducted at ISU VDL - Dec 5, 2013

Price Change

  • Updated Fee Schedule for Bacteriology Testing as of Jan. 13, 2014
    Please note that fees for some Bacteriology tests have changed. The ISU VDL has updated the fees and fee structure in efforts to simplify the pricing for routine bacterial culture and identification as well to address the increased costs of material and labor in this area of the work. The fees for bacteriology testing were last updated in 2009. Please refer to the fee schedule for specific changes which take effect January 13, 2014 (to be posted soon). If you have any questions, please call VDL at 515-294-1950.
  • Biopsy fees changed to $35 as of Oct. 14, 2013

Premises ID Barcode Label Information and Ordering

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Topics of Interest


University Holidays - VDL will be closed on:

  • May 26 (Mon) - lab closed, no mail, HATS open - afternoon run only.

After-hours emergency service is available on weeknights, weekends, and during University holidays by calling our on-call student at 515-290-1969 who can assist and also provide access to diagnostic pathologists and toxicologists.

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 ►Field Services

 ►Food Supply


Bovine Guidelines

Ovine Guidelines

Porcine Guidelines



Equine PCRs

A. suis PCR

PRRSX3 Oral Fluid Elisa

Brucella FPA


Tox fees


VDPAM homepage


Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Iowa State University
1600 South 16th St
Ames, IA  50011

Fax 515-294-3564
Email: isuvdlv@iastate.edu

Fully accredited by AAVLD
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians