Shipping address: University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 1490 Bull Lea Rd. Lexington, KY 40511
Mailing address: University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory P.O. Box 14125 Lexington, KY 40512-4125
(859) 257-8283 - Voice
(859) 255-1624 - Fax
Diagnostic Services Coordinator:
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Receiving Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Holiday Hours: Holiday Hours Memorandum
Please note our new phone number 859-257-8283
The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is a full service animal health diagnostic facility. The Lab is charged with the diagnosis of animal diseases, and the performance of tests which safeguard the health of the animal population in Kentucky. The Lab helps identify infectious diseases, identify regulatory diseases, provides the means to meet export sales requirements, and provides an early warning system for impending epidemics.
Attention:July 4th week, CEM-CF tests will be set up on Monday, July 1 and reported out Tuesday, July 2. Samples must be in the laboratory by 1:30 pm on July 1, 2013.
July 2, 2013, we will have only the morning run of EIA tests. Please plan accordingly.
From June 1, 2013 to October 1, 2013 MAT lepto testing will be done on Thursdays only.
Notice:Feline Heartworm is temporarily unavailable due to kit shortage. Please contact the lab with any questions.
Notice:We encourage all EIA forms submitted for testing to include the 6 digit National Accreditation Number of the submitting veterinarian.
Notice:VDL does not perform euthanasia, and does not provide carcass disposal services. Click here for more information
Please submit a separate red top tube for each of the following tests: EIA, EVA, and piroplasmosis testing.
The VDL runs EIA (Equine Infectious Anemia) tests by the ELISA method. AGID method is done only if specifically requested. This must be done by contacting either Dr. Deborah Williams or Meg Steinman at 859-257-8283 prior to sending in the specimen and paperwork for testing.
New Test Offerings:
UKVDL has developed problem-based panels to assist practitioners with a focused diagnostic test selection that should increase the likelihood of an accurate diagnosis of horses. These are:
Please watch for our new web site which will provide a much better way to view information on our diagnostic test offerings.