Lab Services

Laboratory Closure Notice:

Laboratory Services will be closed for Good Friday, March 30th, 2018 and Easter Monday, April 2nd, 2018.

During the period of Monday, March 26th to Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 water sample drop off times will be affected.

Please Note:

  • Tuesday, March 27th, 2018: Bacteria water samples that have color must be received no later than 3 pm.
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018: All water samples for analysis must be received no later than 1 pm.
  • Water samples will not be accepted on Thursday March 29, 2018.

Laboratory Services will resume normal testing operations on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

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.