Lab Services

Important Notice — Laboratoy Services Holiday Hours

Closed at noon on Friday, December 23rd, 2016
Closed December 26th & December 27th, 2016 &
January 2nd, 2017

Please Note: Water sample drop off times will be affected during the period of December 19th, 2016 to January 2nd, 2017.

Bacteria and mineral water samples will be accepted:
Monday, Dec 19th and Tuesday, Dec 20th from 8:30am to 3:00 pm
Bacteria water samples with colour must be submitted by 3pm on Tuesday.
Only clear water samples will be accepted on Wednesday, Dec 21st from 8:30am to 1:00pm

Only clear Bacteria water samples will be accepted:
Wednesday, December 29th, from 8:30 am to 3:00pm
Thursday, Dec 30th 8:30am to 1:00pm

Laboratory Services will resume normal testing operations for all samples on Tuesday, January 3th, 2017.

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 and juice products and related materials.