Lab Services

Laboratory Services Holiday Hours:

Monday, December 24th, 2018: Lab will close at noon.
No water samples will be accepted.

December 25th & December 26th, 2018: Lab Closed

Thursday, December 27th, 8:30am to 1:00pm: Only clear bacteria water samples and mineral water samples will be accepted.

Monday December 31st, 2018: Bacteria and mineral water samples will be accepted from 8:30 am to 3:00pm

January 1, 2019: Lab closed

Normal water sample drop off will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd from 8:30 am to 3:00pm and Thursday, January 3rd from 8:30am to 1:00pm.

Please Note: Bacteria water samples with colour must be submitted by 3pm, Wednesday, January 2nd. Only clear bacteria samples will be accepted on Thursday, January 3rd.

We apologize for the inconvenience.
Thank you for your cooperation.

The Department of Agriculture manages laboratories that analyze a range of animal, food and agricultural materials, including: individual animal and herd/flock health diagnoses; raw and processed milk and related dairy products; drinking, milk house and greenhouse water; soils; livestock feed; plant tissue; compost; and manure analyses. Our services are aimed primarily at agricultural producers and industry, but we are available to private companies, other government agencies, researchers and the public.

Our labs are located in two buildings. The Analytical Lab is located at 176 College Road, while the Animal Health Lab is at 65 River Road. Dairy Lab functions are carried out in one of these two locations.

For more in-depth lab information including drop-off hours, fees and specifics on sampling:


Analytical Lab

Responsible for testing: water, feed, soil, manure, compost, and fruit and vegetable crop tissues.


Pathology Lab

Responsible for testing: livestock and other animals and post-mortem examinations.


Dairy Lab

Responsible for testing: dairy products and related materials.