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About the Chemistry & Toxicology Section

The chemistry/toxicology section offers veterinarians, researchers and animal owners a variety of chemical analyses which aid in the determination of an animal’s nutritional status, the measurement of therapeutic drug concentrations, and the diagnosis of environmentally-linked toxicoses.

Trace- and macro-mineral analyses are available from biological tissues (e.g., blood, serum, bone, kidney, and liver) as well as feeds, mineral supplements, water, and forages to assess levels of nutritionally important substances such as copper, selenium and Vitamin E.

We routinely handle liver biopsies for elemental analysis.

Chemical tests available for potential toxicoses include:

  • Strychnine
  • Arsenic
  • Nitrate
  • Mercury
  • Lead
  • Acetylcholinesterase

Other available tests include serum bromide analysis and qualitative analysis of bladder calculi.

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