Laboratory Information and Services

Last Modified: March 19, 2024

APHIS laboratory services are provided by the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, IA, and Orient Point (Plum Island), NY. The NVSL provides a wide variety of information and services, centered around diagnosis of domestic and foreign animal diseases, support of disease control and eradication programs, reagents for diagnostic testing, training, and laboratory certification.

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National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN)

The NAHLN is part of a nationwide strategy to coordinate the work of all organizations providing veterinary surveillance and testing services.

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National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF)

The new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) is located in Manhattan, KS, and will be a national asset that helps protect the Nation’s agriculture, farmers, and citizens against the threat and potential impact of serious animal diseases. The USDA will conduct foreign animal disease research, training, and diagnostics in the state-of-the-art facility with enhanced biocontainment capabilities and modern laboratory designs.

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