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Welcome to the Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory

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.

Our 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 Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526

(970) 297-1281

(970) 297-0320

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

Our address has changed! We are still in the same building but the address has been updated:
FedEx/UPS Shipping Address (physical address):

2450 Gillette Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80526