Tests offered

  • Aerobic culture
  • Anaerobic culture  
  • Antibiotic susceptibility (each)  
  • Antibiotic susceptibility, MIC  
  • Blood culture
  • Campylobacter sp. culture
  • Clostridium perfringens culture
  • Clostridium perfringens toxin typing PCR  
  • Fungal culture
  • Gram stain
  • Environmental culture
  • Leptospira sp. PCR
  • MALDI-TOF
  • Microbial sequencing including bacterial, viral and fungal
  • Mastitis culture Quarter/composite aerobic sample
  • Mastitis Herd survey (>8 cows, all 4 quarters per cow)
  • Mastitis Mycoplasma
  • Mastitis Mycoplasma 10 samples/pool  
  • Bulk tank milk analysis
  • Bulk tank milk analysis (quant. culture) with Mycoplasma
  • Mastitis Species ID from plates slants/isolates  
  • Mycoplasma sp. culture
  • Mycoplasma PCR (species, MG, MS, bovis, hyopneumoniae)                                      
  • Quantitative bacterial culture
  • Salmonella cultures
  • Salmonella enteriditis (SE) PCR
  • Salmonella serotyping
  • Salmonella serogrouping
  • Special stains
  • Water analysis for coliforms

Penn State no longer performs the anitibiotic residue testing

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Section Supervisor

Dr. Padmaja Jakka (interim)
Email: pkj5121@psu.edu
Office: 814-863-0837

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Laboratory Technicians

Tammy Matthews, MLT, (ASCP)
Email: tlm8@psu.edu
Office: 814-863-1257

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Current Fee Schedule

Test Look-up Form and User Guide

Animal Diagnostic Laboratory

Address

Wiley Lane
University Park, PA 16802
Directions

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. After-hours submission available daily.

2024 Holiday Hours

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 15, 2024: Closed
  • Memorial Day, May 27, 2024: Closed
  • Juneteenth, June 19, 2024: Closed
  • Independence Day, July 4, 2024: Closed
  • Labor Day, September 2, 2024: Closed
  • Thanksgiving, November 28-29, 2024: Closed
  • Christmas Eve, Dec 24, 2024: Open 8am-12pm
  • Christmas Day, December 25, 2024: Closed
  • Holiday Break, December 26-27, 30-31 2024: Open 8am-12pm
  • New Years Day, January 1, 2025: Closed

Animal Diagnostic Laboratory

Address

Wiley Lane
University Park, PA 16802
Directions

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. After-hours submission available daily.

2024 Holiday Hours

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 15, 2024: Closed
  • Memorial Day, May 27, 2024: Closed
  • Juneteenth, June 19, 2024: Closed
  • Independence Day, July 4, 2024: Closed
  • Labor Day, September 2, 2024: Closed
  • Thanksgiving, November 28-29, 2024: Closed
  • Christmas Eve, Dec 24, 2024: Open 8am-12pm
  • Christmas Day, December 25, 2024: Closed
  • Holiday Break, December 26-27, 30-31 2024: Open 8am-12pm
  • New Years Day, January 1, 2025: Closed