Managed by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the North Carolina Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System has been helping veterinarians, animal owners, and livestock producers since 1947. Part of the larger Veterinary Division, the VDLS assists in diagnosing and mitigating animal diseases. They conduct regulatory testing for import, export, and interstate travel, while committed to proving accurate and timely laboratory services. Fully-accredited by the AAVLD and part of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network NAHLN, the VDLS also serves as a first-line defense for the recognition and identification of foreign animal diseases with the potential to harm the public health or economic vitality. The maintain four laboratories including the full-service Rollins lab facility in Raleigh.
The North Carolina Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System has several lab sections with nearly comprehensive testing services. For specialized tests, the lab can send out test samples to third-party labs. They also have an established relationship with the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System (PADLS) for toxicology services. The lab’s immunodiagnostics conducts both AGID and ELISA Coggins testing with standard and priority rush testing results.
For regulatory diseases like equine infectious disease, testing must be submitted by a licensed veterinarian. The lab works with Global Vet Link (GVL), Veterinary Streamline Processing Service (VSPS), and USDA VS Form 10-11 to process Coggins testing services. You can find more detailed information from the NCVDLS Lab User Guide.