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 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 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 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

For messages that do not require veterinary consultation or after hours submission support, please contact us at

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.