Welcome to the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

The Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) 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, MSU VDL 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 MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 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.

Spring 2017 Newsletter
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Each issue of Diagnostic News, the MSU VDL quarterly newsletter for clients, offers diagnostic- and disease-related information and articles for practitioners, as well as VDL business tips and updates for clinic staff.

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New Sample Size Required for BVD PCR - Ear Testing
Effective September 18, 2017, the MSU VDL will begin using a streamlined method for processing samples for BVD PCR - Ear (80991). Clients will benefit from this change's lower per sample test price ($0.50 less/ear notch) and we also anticipate that it will reduce turnaround time. However, it requires a standardized ear notch sample. Samples must be collected using an ear notching tool that yields a V-shaped, 5/16" ear notch.

Larger samples will continue to be accepted but will be trimmed to the correct size here at the laboratory. This will be done free of charge until November 1, 2017. After that date, samples that require additional handling/trimming will be assessed an additional fee of $0.50/sample.

We are happy to bring our clients a more cost effective and efficient method for BVD PCR - Ear testing.   More info

DCPAH to Become the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
We are changing our name! We will still be the same laboratory trusted by veterinarians for over 40 years, but we will have a new name. Effective June 1, 2017, we will be the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. In addition, we were recently promoted to a Level 1 NAHLN laboratory. Read more about these exciting developments in the new issue of our newsletter, Diagnostic News.

You will begin seeing our new logo and name on documents and in our facility in June. We aim to make this process as seamless as possible for our clients, but we appreciate your patience as we work to complete this transition.
AAVLD Fully accredited by the
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
through December 31, 2017
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