For EHV1PCR testing, please submit BOTH a nasal/pharyngeal swab and EDTA whole blood.

Veterinary Support Services (VSS) is available for diagnostic consultation and sample submission questions from veterinarians. Use this direct email vetsupport@cornell.edu with a very brief problem description and a DIRECT phone number to reach you.


The AHDC has the capability to test for SARS-CoV-2 in animals (see submission requirements). Testing procedures are animal adapted. All test requests must be approved by the state animal and public health officials, according to the NYS guidelines. Contact vetsupport@cornell.edu for guidance.


Schedule Changes and Reduced Testing:
(Current as of May 10; last status change April 27)

  • Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) ELISA, Mondays and Thursdays
  • Bromide, Thursdays
  • Brucella abortus serology, Mondays and Thursdays

  • Clinical Pathology – starting April 3, 2021, the slide-only cytology tests CYSMRE and BMEE will no longer be offered. Fluid analyses (which includes a cytologic exam) will continue to be offered as long as the fluid itself is submitted. However, as of May 1, 2021, any slide-only cytology samples received by the AHDC will be returned to their clinic of origin.

  • Flow cytometry

  • Johne's culture and PCR testing has resumed. Please contact diagcenter@cornell.edu or 607.253.3938 for instructions if you have frozen samples to submit.

  • Leptospira MAT, Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Referral Testing - please see information here.

  • Toxicology – additional 1-3 day turn-around time for pre-purchase drug, vitamin, and anticoagulants testing

Temporarily Unavailable:

Vet-To-Vet Consult

Our Veterinary Support Services assists veterinarians with any questions on sample submissions, testing, and interpreting results. For all other customer service inquiries, please contact us.

Phone: (607) 253-3900
Email: vetsupport@cornell.edu

For messages that do not require veterinary consultation or after hours submission support, please contact us at diagcenter@cornell.edu.

Diagnostic Plans and Panels by Species

These plans have been developed to assist veterinarians in designing a complete, although not exhaustive, diagnostic strategy. Select a species below to view plans and panels.