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Welcome to Inspection Laboratories and Services 

Diagnostic and health inspection laboratory services are extremely important to preventing the spread of diseases and promoting healthy aquatic animals and ecosystems. The USFWS Fish Health Centers provide diagnostic services and inspections to our partners, on an as-available basis. Our primary obligation is to natural resource management, and if we are not able to provide inspection services directly, we will assist you in finding the appropriate laboratory for your resource management needs.

Laboratories Providing Inspection Services or
Reference Materials for Aquatic Animal Health

U.S. Fish and Wildlife - California-Nevada Fish Health Center    
24411 Coleman Hatchery Road        
Anderson, CA 96007
Dr. Scott Foott, Center Director     Phone: 530-365-4271
Negative Reference Tissues for R.salmoninarum ELISA

U.S. Fish and Wildlife - Warm Springs Fish Health Center
5151 Spring Street
Warm Springs, GA 31830
Norm Heil, Center Director     Phone 706-655-3382
Largemouth Bass virus reference

U.S. Geological Survey - Western Fisheries Research Center
6505 N.E. 65th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
Dr. James Winton     Phone 206-526-6282

U.S. Geological Survey - National Fish Health Research Laboratory
1700 Leetown Rd.
Kearneysville, WV 25430
Frank Panek, Director     Phone 304-724-4430

USDA - Stuttgart National Aquaculture Research Center
Center P.O. Box 860
Stuttgart, AR 72160
Dr. Andrew J. Mitchell     Phone 870-673-4483

Aquatic Animal Health Program
Dept. Microbiology and Immunology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853
Dr. Paul R. Bowser     Phone 607-253-3365

Dept. of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849
Dr. John Grizzle      Phone 334 844 3474

Pisces Molecular
LLC 5311 Western Avenue, Suite E
Boulder, CO 80301
Dr. John Wood     Phone 303-546-9300
Molecular Biology Diagnostic Techniques and Reference

University of California, Davis (UCD)
Depart. of Medicine School of Veterinary Science
University of California - Davis
Davis, CA 95616
Dr. Ron Hedrick     Phone 916-752-3411

University of Maryland
VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Aquatic Animal Health Center
8075 Greenmead Drive
College Park, MD 20742-3711
Ana M. Baya      Phone 301-314 -6837

Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
College of Veterinary Medicine Washington State University
PO Box 647034
Pullman, WA 99164-7034
Dr. Terry McElwain, Executive Director      Phone 509-335-9696

Inspection Laboratories and Services Related Links

DISCLAIMER: Mention of specific brands, manufacturers, or laboratory services does not warrant endorsement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or the United States government. Any comparable instrument, laboratory supply, reagent, or service may be substituted in this document if operation and performance are deemed comparable to the items specified.