Diagnostic Testing for Animals

Diagnostic testing services are provided to farmers, livestock associations, veterinarians and regulatory bodies involved in the livestock industry. Diagnostic tests provided include avian influenza, salmonella, brucellosis, johne's as well as bacteriology, haematology and autopsy services.

How do I apply?

Requests for diagnostic services must be made through a veterinarian who will submit samples to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.  The veterinarian must be registered with the Veterinary Surgeons Board.  Follow the link below for a list of Government veterinarians.

Test results are returned to the veterinarian who will then interpret the results for you. If a large volume of samples is being sent for analysis, prior notice should be given to the laboratory by the veterinarian.

Government Veterinarians

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What fees do I need to pay?

Fees are based on the type of tests required. Tests for notifiable diseases are performed at no cost to the farmer or livestock producer. The link below provides a list of fees for the tests offered by the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

Tests Offered by the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

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How long do results take to be released?

This is dependent on which diagnostic test is being requested and can range from three hours to one week.

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Where is the service provided?

Diagnostic tests are performed at:

The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Building 49
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex
Mount Hope
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 662-5678 or (868) 645-4593
Opening hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays


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Where can I get more information?

For more information, please contact the nearest agricultural county office or the National Animal Disease Centre (NADC) at (868) 642-0063-5.

Agriculture County Offices

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