The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL) is committed to delivering accurate, innovative, and timely diagnostic services, as well as consultation and collaboration with the veterinary community in Kansas and throughout the country. The KSVDL also provides support for teaching and research programs associated with the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Kansas State University. In addition to both AGID and ELISA Coggins testing, this full-service, AAVLD-accredited laboratory offers a complete range of diagnostic tests and fees.
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is able to provide discounted shipping costs as well as pre-printed labels through an agreement with UPS. The recommended shipping method depends on how far away you are from Kansas State: UPS Ground ($7), UPS 2nd Day Air ($9), or UPS Next Day Air ($15). As with any VDL, the packaging needs to include three components: a vacuum-sealed tube, surrounded by a sealed container with absorbent material, surrounded by sturdy box packaging. Likewise, the Kansas State VDL has several lab sections, and Serology is the section responsible for Coggins testing. Animal owners and veterinarians can also find complete diagnostic services including Bacteriology and Mycology, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pathology, Comparative Hematology, Histopathology, Immunohistochemistry, Molecular Diagnostics, Necropsy, Parasitology, Rabies Laboratory, Toxicology, and Virology.
For full instructions about packaging and submitting samples, as well as new client registration, visit this guide for sample submission.
Along with submitting your samples, there is an equine submission form you’ll need to complete. This includes basic information about the animal owner, veterinarian of record, the type of specimen you’re submitting, and the test(s) you need performed. As with any Coggins test, you’ll also need to complete the federal form, whether that’s the paper form VS 10-11 or an online reporting system. The Kansas State VDL also has its own dedicated online system for reporting test results to animal owners, veterinarians, and other stakeholders throughout the state. They also have a YouTube channel with several tutorial videos related to equine health, diagnostic services, and submitting samples.