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Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory Section

Our facilities include a Biosafety Level 3 laboratory where we test for foreign, emerging and zoonotic diseases that require increased laboratory biosafety. We are part of the CDC Laboratory Response Network and the USDA National Animal Health Laboratory Network.

We have state-of-the-art, rapid, high-throughput molecular testing equipment for rapid response to disease outbreaks, particularly high consequence diseases like a foreign animal disease incursion into the United States or a bioterrorism event.

Capabilities include:

  • Real-time polymerase chain reaction

  • High-throughput diagnostic testing

  • Regulatory disease testing services


 The BSL3 at the VDL

BSL3 Sample prep area

The BSL-3 laboratory is approved to conduct Select Agent diagnostic testing by the CDC and the USDA.

Contact Us:

Fort Collins Diagnostic Laboratory

FedEx/UPS Shipping Address (physical address):
2450 Gillette Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80526

USPS Mailing Address:
200 West Lake Street
1644 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1644

(970) 297-1281

(970) 297-0320

Rocky Ford Diagnostic Laboratory
27847 Road 21
Rocky Ford, CO 81067​

Phone: (719) 254-6382
Fax: (719) 254-6055​

Western Slope Diagnostic Laboratory

3164 B 1/2 Road
Western Slope, CO 81503

Phone: (970) 243-0673
Fax: (970) 242-0003​​​​​​​​​​​​​​