The Diagnostic Labs at the University of Florida provide diagnostic support and services to the UF Veterinary Hospitals as well as outside institutions and animal care facilities.
The Anatomic Pathology service provides diagnostic services in the areas of necropsy and surgical pathology of domestic and exotic animals. Visit the Anatomic Pathology lab page to learn more about submitting samples to our lab for review and analysis.
The Clinical Pathology service performs hematology, chemistry, endocrinology, urinalysis, fluid analyses, and cytology tests for domestic and exotic species. Visit the Clinical Pathology lab page to learn more about submitting samples to our lab for review and analysis.
The University of Florida Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories are pleased to offer a specialized dermatopathology service. The goal of our service is to provide high quality interpretation of animal skin biopsy specimens by pathologists with interest and expertise in dermatopathology. Our team includes 3 dermatopathologists with years of experience in this area.
The Laboratories of Comparative Immunology & Virology for Companion Animals (LCIV-CA) are developing veterinary vaccines and immunotherapeutics for companion animals with a focus on cats, dogs, and horses. It also provides Western blot, immunoblot diagnostics, and a species-specific lipid nanoparticle delivery (LNP) system for vaccine or drug delivery for companion animals.
The Microbiology, Parasitology, & Serology service isolates bacteria and fungus from a variety of animals, recovers parasite ova and oocysts, and identifies internal and external parasites in order to provide results in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious disease. Visit the Microbiology, Parasitology, & Serology lab page to learn more about submitting samples to our lab for review and analysis.
The Molecular Fungal ID service is focused on using molecular assays for identification of fungal organisms in animal tissues. In particular, it runs panfungal PCR and sequencing in formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissues and cytology slides. Visit the Molecular Fungal ID lab page to learn more about submitting samples to our lab for review and analysis.
The Zoological Medicine Diagnostic (ZMDx) Laboratory at University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine is a full service molecular diagnostic laboratory specializing in the detection of pathogens of captive and free-ranging wildlife.