Due to the increasing numbers of Tritrichomonas foetus PCR tests, the VDC will be increasing from 2 runs/week to 3 runs/week. As of August 1, 2013 testing will be performed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Same day testing will no longer be performed allowing results to be finalized earlier in the day. Due to this change Johne’s PCR will be run on Tuesdays and Leptospira MAT will be run on Thursdays.
PLEASE NOTE: The Diagnostic Center will be closed on Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday.
We will reopen on Tuesday, May 28. Please plan your shipments accordingly. Thank you and enjoy your holiday!
The Diagnostic Center is now able to accept payments with either Visa or MasterCard. Please call the main office at 402-472-1434 for further information.
PRICE CHANGE - - Please note the pricing for our PRRS ELISA has been changed to $5.00 per sample. If you have any questions, please call us at 402-472-1434. Thank you.
The Campus Postal Service now only delivers mail on odd numbered days. Please plan for this when sending in submissions. For faster service, packages can be sent to the UNL Vet Diag. Ctr., PO Box 82646, Lincoln, NE 68501-2646. Packages sent to our box number are picked up daily.
COGGINS/EIA UPDATED TESTING FEES: As of Apr. 18, 2012, the charges for Coggins/EIA testing will be $7.50 per sample with no accession fee being charged.
The Diagnostic Center performs BVD testing in the form of PCR, ELISA and IHC. Suitable samples include skin samples and serum. Please call us at (402) 472-1434 with any questions.
The vision of the Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center is to enhance the economic vitality and life quality for all Nebraskans by promoting healthy livestock and companion animals, enhancing the safety of animal derived consumer products, protecting wildlife resources thru disease control and enhancing understanding of disease.
The Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory’s mission is to assist veterinarians, their clients, and others responsible for animal and public health in the detection, prevention and understanding of disease. The faculty and staff will approach this task by providing accessible, accountable, timely and accurate diagnostic and research services, by sharing information generated through scholarly publication, meeting presentations, and direct communication and through supporting animal health education programs.
The UNL Veterinary Diagnostic Center is committed to providing accurate and prompt responses to your request for assistance. To assure accuracy in testing we aspire to maintain accreditation through the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD). The standards set by the AAVLD are outlined as minimum essentials requirements and these meet or exceed those required by the international community. The International Organization for Animal Health (OIE) sets the standards and serves as the reference organization for the World Trade Organization.
All testing in our laboratory is performed following verifiable standard operating procedures utilizing validated procedures. Each accession processed is supervised by a veterinarian with specialized training in diagnostic medicine. Our laboratory managers are experienced in clinical testing and research methods and work closely with competent well trained staff in the performance of assays. We understand timely, relevant test results are important. We ask your assistance with our program by requesting complete information on accession forms and specific tests requests or detailed clinical and gross pathology data be provided with each case so we can serve you most efficiently.