Since 1974, the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) has served the state of Washington by protecting the agricultural industry and the public health from potentially harmful animal diseases. Advice, consultation, and laboratory diagnostic services are provided to authorized veterinarians, livestock producers, regulatory officials, and health researchers. They offer timely, reliable, and affordable laboratory testing, as well as state-of-the-art equipment.
In 1979, WADDL became the first full-service AAVLD-accredited laboratory in the western United States. The laboratory has been re-accredited continuously accredited ever since. Like other university-based laboratory systems, they monitor zoonotic diseases for the public health. In 2003, the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory became a founding member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network. Although WADDL does not have status as a teaching lab, its faculty do provide instruction to veterinary college and graduate programs.
Both AGID and ELISA testing are available with turnaround times between 1-3 days, though STAT testing may also be available when requested. The lab accepts both clotted and serum blood samples, though we recommend serum samples when feasible. Both in-state and out-of-state veterinarians are welcome to use WADDL for their laboratory services, but there is a surcharge fee for out-of-state clients. Regardless, the federal Coggins form, or online equivalent, must be submitted along with the test sample.
You can find a full list of laboratory testing services and general policies through this online resource published by the Washington State University.