Lab Services

Laboratory Services Holiday Hours:

Water Samples will not be accepted the week of Monday, December 23rd through to Friday, December 27th, 2019.

Dec 23, 2019: Open 8:30am to 4:30pm. Water samples not accepted.

Dec 24, 2019: Closed at noon. Water samples not accepted.

Dec 25, 2019: Closed.

Dec 26, 2019: Closed.

Dec 27, 2019: Open 8:30am to 4:30pm. Water samples not accepted.

Water testing will be limited during the week of Monday, December 30th, 2019 to Friday, January 3rd, 2020.

Dec 30, 2019: Mineral waters and CLEAR bacteria water samples will be accepted 8:30am to 1:00pm.

Dec 31, 2019: Open 8:30am to 4:30pm. Water samples not accepted.

Jan 1, 2020: Closed.

Jan 2, 2020: Mineral and CLEAR bacteria water samples will be accepted 8:30am to 1:00pm.

Jan 3, 2020: Open 8:30 to 4:30pm. Water samples not accepted.

Laboratory Services will resume normal testing operations on Monday January 6, 2020.

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.