Animal Health Laboratory
Please note: For the remainder of 2020, We are closed September 7th, October 12th, November 11th, November 26th and December 25th. If unsure of closures, before sending samples, please call the lab to verify any other closures. Thank you.
We are open Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm
The Animal Health Lab is an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory that provides fast and accurate lab results. We offer testing services for regulatory diseases including Brucellosis, Johne's, Trichomoniasis, BVD, Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), and Scrapie Genetic Susceptibility.
300 S. Technology Ct. Broomfield CO 80021
Phone number: (303) 869-9230
Fax number: (303) 869-9232
EIA Mobile App is now available!
Go to your App Store or Play Store and search for "USALIMS". Once downloaded call the lab to request a username and password. Please note: This app is currently only for submitting equine serum samples to AHL for EIA testing. If using another laboratory for your EIA testing needs call that laboratory to inquire about obtaining a username and password from them directly for the EIA mobile app.
2019 - 2020 Trich Tags
Trich tag color for October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020 is YELLOW. Any yellow tags you have purchased in previous years can be used now. Call (303) 869-9230 now to get your trich tags and tubes ($7.50/tube) ordered.
Important notices about Trich testing...
AHL offers Pooled Trich Testing. The cost is $35.00 per pool of 5 samples. You will still need to collect the individual samples in InPouches or Trich Transit Tubes as pooling is conducted only in the laboratory. Please note, if any of the pooled samples are found to be positive, PCR will be done on each sample in the pool at a cost of $25.00 per sample.
If using Pooled PCR and traveling out of state, please make sure the state to which the bulls are traveling to accepts Pooled Trich PCR sample results.
Any Trich InPouch or Trich Transit Tube samples requesting PCR or Pooled PCR testing must be received within 72 hours of collection.
Although AHL advises against using Lactated Ringers (LRS), if used, the sample must be received within 24 hours of collection and will be transferred to either an InPouch or Transit Tube (depending on requested test) upon arrival, and the submitting veterinarian will be charged the cost of the media as well as a transfer fee. EXPIRED POUCHES AND TUBES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Once samples are received in the laboratory, they become the property of the laboratory and will not be returned to the client for any reason.
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