Part of the College of Agriculture and fully-accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory, the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) is one of the leading providers of veterinary diagnostic services. Kentucky is known for its equine community, so it’s no surprise that this teaching laboratory regularly collaborates with equine health research and care programs around the country. The lab’s mission is to develop and implement state-of-the-art technology to promote animal health, protect the public health, and help the preservation of the human-animal bond.
For any number of equine diagnostic services including regulatory EIA Coggins testing, vet practitioners and other equine stakeholders can get reliable results quickly from one of the most respected VDLs in the country. As a regulatory test, the lab’s $10 accession fee is waived for Coggins testing. You can view the full list of test and fees for the UKVDL if you’re seeking other diagnostic tests. Here is the lab’s general accession form. They also have a comprehensive set of diagnostic services and major laboratory sections including microbiology, bacteriology, virology, necropsy, pathology, serology, and toxicology.
You can submit samples through the mail with UPS, FedEx, or USPS. Be sure to send the samples to the Delivery Address and not the Mailing Address. The correct address for samples is 1490 Bull Lea Rd., Lexington, KY 40511. You’ll want to use the recommended three-layer packaging: sealed red-top serum tube, surrounding by absorbent materials in a sealed bag and packaged in a sturdy box or container. View the full packaging and shipping guidelines.