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Laboratories

The Ohio Department of Agriculture's laboratories safeguard humans, plants and animals. Please click on each section for a link to take you to available services, fees, forms and more.

Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL)

The Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) provides high caliber veterinary diagnostic services to Ohio's veterinarians and livestock producers. The lab helps support a $6 billion industry by conducting more than 425,000 tests each year.

Consumer Protection Laboratory (CPL)

The Consumer Protection Laboratory (CPL) supports the Ohio Department of Agriculture Divisions of Dairy, Meat Inspection, Food Safety, Plant Health and Animal Health. The CPL also provides analytical services to federal partners in programs sponsored by the USDA, FDA and USEPA, as well as a variety of state agencies for outbreak investigations, and consumer complaints. 

Analytical Toxicology Laboratory (ATL)

The Analytical Toxicology Laboratory (ATL) is the official drug testing laboratory for the Ohio State Racing Commission. Equine samples are typically received from Ohio's seven commercial race tracks as well as state-wide County Fairs that host racing and pari-mutuel wagering. It is housed within our Consumer Protection Laboratory.

Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (PDDL)

The Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (PDDL) analyzes plant and soil samples collected by ODA Division of Plant Health from nurseries, orchards and other state agencies shipping in, out and within the state of Ohio. Housed within our Division of Plant Health building, PDDL tests for viral, bacterial, fungal, oomycete, and nematode pathogens, as well as the identification of insect pests requiring containment conditions.