Welcome to the DCPAH

The Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH) is a full-service veterinary diagnostic laboratory offering more than 800 tests in 11 service sections. In the more than 30 years since its inception, DCPAH has become one of the country's premier veterinary diagnostic laboratories, handling more than 220,000 cases involving approximately 1.5 million tests annually.

The Michigan State University Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health is an invaluable professional resource, making quality, trusted, and comprehensive veterinary diagnostics widely available. Income from the laboratory is reinvested in teaching, research, and outreach for the purpose of protecting human and animal welfare domestically and around the world.

Winter 2014 Newsletter
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The DCPAH quarterly newsletter for clients is back! It has a new look, a new name, and the same great content you've come to expect from our experts. Check out Diagnostic News for diagnostic- and disease-related information and articles for practitioners, and DCPAH business tips and updates for clinic staff.

Archives of our past DCPAHealth News are still available.

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Anticoagulant Assays Temporarily Unavailable
3/19/15 - Our anticoagulant assays for blood (70066) and tissue/bait (70015) are temporarily unavailable. This impacts our ability to test for the following:

- Brodifacoum
- Bromadiolone
- Chlorphacinone
- Dicoumarol
- Difenacoum
- Difethialone
- Diphacinone
- Pindone
- Valone
- Warfarin

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please contact us at 517.353.1683 for recommendations on alternative laboratories for your testing needs.

New Ocular Pathology Service
DCPAH is pleased to announce that we have added an ocular pathology submittal form that will meet the unique needs of ophthalmologic cases. Given the complexity of ocular anatomy and pathology, accurate diagnosis of ocular disease requires specialized diagnostic expertise, careful attention to gross and histologic changes, and clear communication between pathologists and submitting veterinarians and ophthalmologists.

While we have already been providing ocular pathology services to a small number of clients, we are excited to expand our ocular pathology service and offer this expertise to a wider range of clients.

Because of the additional processing required for ocular samples, an ocular biopsy fee will be added to the price of a standard biopsy (test code 40003) for each eye submitted. Please see ocular biopsy in our test catalog (test code 40069) for additional information.
AAVLD Fully accredited by the
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
through December 31, 2017
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