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.

Fall 2017 Newsletter
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Potential Service Disruption for Clients Using FedEx
January 16, 2018 - FedEx has issued a service alert due to flight and sort disruptions caused by winter weather at their Memphis and Indianapolis hubs last night. For clients using FedEx and expecting shipments to arrive at the laboratory today, the MSU VDL encourages using the tracking numbers provided by FedEx to check the status of their shipments.

Visit Us at Veterinary Conferences
This winter we'll be in the exhibit hall at the conferences listed below. If you'll be there too, please stop by. Meet the people behind the testing you and your clients rely on.

Ask us questions. Give us feedback. Pick up informational materials and giveaways. While you're there, ask us how to get a free (yes, FREE) overnight shipping label so delivery for your next submission is on us!

We receive great ideas when we have the opportunity to interact with clients face-to-face. We'd love to meet you.

Michigan Veterinary Conference
Lansing, MI | January 26-27, 2018 | Booth 101-103

VMX (formerly NAVC)
Orlando, FL | February 3-7, 2018 | Booth 3009

Attending VMX:
Rachel Reams, DVM, PhD, DACVP | MSU VDL Director
Kent Refsal, DVM, PhD | Endocrinologist

Test Method Now Included on Reports
We have added the test method used to perform assays to the test name printed on reports. Because of space constraints, these methods have been abbreviated. While many of these abbreviations will be familiar, some may not. For transparency and to assist our clients, we have added a new guide for reading reports. For more information, please see Reading Reports: MSU VDL Method Abbreviations.

New Fees in Effect
The MSU VDL's new fees are in effect as of January 1, 2018. While many test prices increased, a significant number remain the same, and a few decreased.

Our test catalog reflects these new prices and our updated fee schedule is now available. These prices apply to all samples collected on or after January 1.

As always, we do not charge accession or out-of-state fees for any service. We make every effort to price our services fairly and competitively for our clients.
AAVLD Fully accredited by the
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
through December 31, 2022
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