Part of the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is a national leader in the rapid diagnosis of animal diseases, monitoring emerging diseases, developing new diagnostic protocols, and training the next generation of veterinarians and diagnosticians. In addition to both AGID and ELISA Coggins testing, they offer a complete range of diagnostic and laboratory services including necropsy, bacteriology, clinical chemistry, electron microscopy, serology, endocrinology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, virology, parasitology, molecular diagnostics, and toxicology. As the official state laboratory for the Minnesota Board of Animal Health, they also serve livestock and poultry industry, animal research scientists and educators, and companion animal owners throughout the state.
Their lab runs AGID tests on Mon, Weds, and Thurs for $10. They run ELISA tests on Mon, Weds, and Fri for $8. Turnaround times are 2-6 days. You can also request expedited testing. They need 1 ml serum samples.
If you’re already familiar with the APHIS shipping guidelines for three-layer packaging and sample submission, then you’ll have a good head start. That said, you should still review the serum submission guidelines from the University of Minnesota VDL. These guidelines offer comprehensive information about sample preparation, container recommendations, sample identification including shipping information that is specific to their lab. They recommend online VSPS forms for complying with federal Coggins test information.