The Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) works to fulfill the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s mission to provide diagnostic services for surveilling animal diseases, develop state-of-the-art tools and methods to support the veterinary community, sustain the marketability of the state’s agricultural industry, and encourage an integrated approach to animal, environmental, and public health. The state lab also supports educational and training programs for veterinarians, vet technicians, and other animal scientists.
The ADDL has several lab sections: Avian, Bacteriology, Molecular Diagnostics, Pathology, Serology, Toxicology, Virology, and Next Gen Sequencing. The Serology section is responsible for running AGID and ELISA Coggins testing. The initial screening for equine infectious anemia is done with the ELISA Coggins test and takes up to 4 days to complete and report. Positive results are confirmed using the AGID test and take up to 5 days to complete. Each test costs $5.50 to run.
The Ohio Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory is part of multiple laboratory networks and accreditations and is a Level 1 Laboratory for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN). More than fulfilling the state’s mandatory lab testing, the ADDL also works toward improving its customer service and diagnostic proficiency to better serve its customers. They offer affordable, accurate and timely diagnostic services. You can readily find online resources through their website including a complete list of tests and fees as well as information about how to submit samples to the lab.