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Laboratory Regulations

As a regional diagnostic laboratory and members of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) and Laboratory Response Network (LRN), the CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories serve as a central resource for high quality scientific diagnostic information. In our leadership role, individual and public safety, infectious disease security, and providing animal disease surveillance are all critical to our mission.

Those of us working with veterinary medicine, animal ownership, or veterinary diagnostics occasionally deal with contagious or dangerous substances. Knowing the rules and regulations and following strong standard operating procedures ensures our safety and the safety of the human and animal public.

​The Colorado State University Diagnostic Laboratories hold Laboratory Accreditation from the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

Equine Viral Arteritis

The State of Colorado recognizes that equine viral arteritis (EVA) is a contagious disease of horses that can result in abortion in pregnant mares, illness and death in young foals, and establishment of the carrier state in stallions. Control of this disease is necessary because the majority of Colorado horses have never been exposed to the virus. Therefore, the risk of spread of infection in Colorado is significant.

Please review the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Information on Equine Viral Arteritis for more information.

When submitting EVA tests you must include the Equine Viral Arteritis Laboratory Test form.

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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​​​​​​​​