Animal Health Lab

Building closure notification

As of Wednesday, March 25, the ODA building in Salem is temporarily closed to the public. While our building will be locked, our Animal Health staff are working normal business hours during the COVID-19 emergency and will do their best to adapt to the changing circumstances. During the closure, please make an appointment to drop off samples by contacting the lab at 503-986-4686. We will have a staff member meet you at the door to receive your sample. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If staffing shortages occur, it could result in extended turn-around times for tests and communication responses. Priority will be given to disease outbreaks, foreign animal disease investigations, regulatory and public health testing, and testing for animal movement. We appreciate your business and your patience during this unusual event. We will keep you informed of any changes that occur.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Animal Health Lab if you have any questions.

About the lab

The Animal Health Laboratory at the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) helps state and federal veterinarians monitor the health status of production animals that are in Oregon, including when they move into, or out of, the state or country. 

The laboratory's role is regulatory in nature. The laboratory and technicians are certified annually by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as competent to perform each type of regulatory test offered.

The laboratory provides testing and referral services for veterinarians whose clients require specialized testing not normally available in routine diagnostic laboratories. These tests often are required by either state or federal agencies in order to export animals to other states or countries.

The laboratory works closely with the staff at the Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory to provide surveillance testing for foreign animal diseases.

Lab tests and fees

Test name Cost per sample Sample type Turnaround time
(business days)
Avian Influenza No Charge Blood or serum 2-4 days
Bovine Leucosis $6.50 Blood or serum 2-4 days
Brucella Abortus $4.00 Blood or serum Run daily at 2 pm
Brucellosis FPA $6.00 Blood or serum 1-2 days
Brucella Abortus & Melitensis $4.00 Blood or serum Run daily at 2 pm
Equine Infectious Anemia $10.00 Blood or serum Run daily at 1 pm
Johne's MAP ELISA $6.00 Blood or serum 5-7 days
Johne's MAP Culture, fecal $22.00/individual or
Fecal 13-16 weeks
Mycoplasma Gallisep A $3.20 Blood or serum 2-3 days
Mycoplasma Synoviae ELISA $3.20 Blood or serum 2-3 days
Pullorum - Typhoid $1.50 Blood or serum 1-3 days
Salmonella - Group D PCR $18.00 Various 2-3 days
Salmonella Culture​ $35.00 Various 7-10 days
Salmonella FDA Method $35.00 Environmental sample 7-10 days
Trichomoniasis PCR $26.00/individual or $50.00/pool IN Pouch by BD 1-3 days

Additional fees

When 20 or more samples are submitted on the same accession (same date/same owner/same species) the samples must be packaged and received in the same sequential order as listed on the submittal form. Failure to do so will result in an additional $25.00 fee for the submission. 

A $25.00 fee, per set of samples submitted, will be added to all rush requests.
Rush requests are only available for blood tests. Please contact the lab for specific test result turnaround times, we will make every effort to help accommodate these needs.



Animal Health
Phone: 503-986-4686
Fax: 844-986-4688

​​Shipping address

Animal Health
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301

​​​Hours of operation

Monday-Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Lab is closed on Saturday and Sunday and unable to receive samples.

​Lab closure dates

  • Friday, January 1, 2021
  • Monday, January 18, 2021
  • Monday, February 15, 2021
  • Monday, May 31, 2021
  • Monday, July 5, 2021
  • Monday, September 6, 2021
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021​
  • Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Friday, November 26, 2021
  • Friday, December 24, 2021