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 2016 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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Thank You for Your Patience
April 28, 2017 - This week we experienced technical issues with our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) upgrade which affected our workflow at multiple points. Unfortunately, this impacted many of our clients and delayed reporting of test results. We know that our clients count on us for timely service, and we put in every effort to resolve these issues as quickly as possible to get back to normal operations. We extend our deepest thanks to our clients for their patience and understanding this week. We are happy to report that we have made significant progress and clients should expect normal turnaround times moving forward.

Upgrade to MSU DCPAH laboratory information management system

On Monday, April 24, 2017, the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health will implement an upgrade to our laboratory information management system (LIMS). The LIMS is an essential tool used for managing our laboratory workflow, from receiving samples to performing assays and generating results. We do not expect this upgrade to impact clients in any visible way--it will not change how we test samples or report results.
AAVLD Fully accredited by the
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
through December 31, 2017
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