Lab Services

Closure Notice:

Laboratory Services will be closed for Good Friday, April 19th, 2019 and Easter Monday, April 22nd, 2019. During the period of Monday, April 15th to Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 water sample drop off times will be affected.

Please Note:
- Tuesday, April 16th, 2019: Bacteria water samples that have color must be received no later than 3 pm.
- Wednesday, April 17th, 2019: All water samples for analysis must be received no later than 1 pm.
- Water samples will not be accepted on Thursday April 18th, 2019

Laboratory Services will resume normal testing operations on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

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.