The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) manages the state’s Animal Health Laboratory (AHL) with the primary mission of assisting state and federal veterinarians in monitoring and eradicating animal diseases. They focus on testing all animals that move into or out of the state (or country). However, in addition to testing for regulatory diseases, such as equine infectious anemia, the Animal Health Lab also helps veterinarians with more specialized lab diagnostic services. Working toward this goal, they also coordinate with the Oregon State University VDL which maintains its own catalog of lab tests.
The ODA-AHL is an APHIS-approved laboratory is certified annually by the USDA. As a default, they run the ELISA Coggins test, but they are also capable of running an AGID test upon request. The tests are set up each day at 1pm. They accept whole blood or serum samples. For an extra $1 fee, they offer access to online reporting with the Global Vet Link. Like all Coggins testing, you will need to submit federal form information, along with the samples. They recommend shipping overnight with ice packs but without freezing the sample. Veterinarians can find additional resources through these online forms. The lab is open Monday through Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm.