Resources

Contact info, downloadable forms and useful links

At the IDL, we pride ourselves on providing fast and accurate diagnoses and excellent customer service to clinicians and researchers. We are here to partner with you and to help you be successful.

Contact Us

Phone Numbers

Lab: (706) 542-5812
Office: (706) 542-8092
Fax: (706) 583-0843

Email

idl@uga.edu

Note: Please put “Inquiry” (without quotation marks) in the Subject heading. Emails without “Inquiry” are treated as spam and irrevocably discarded.

Mailing Address

Infectious Diseases Laboratory
110 Riverbend Rd
Riverbend North, Room 150
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602

Note: Packages shipped to the old 501 D.W. Brooks Drive address may not reach our lab for an additional day or two, which will delay the turnaround for sample results. Please make sure to ship your package to our Riverbend address!

Downloadable Forms

Below is a listing of our downloadable submission forms as well as instructions on collecting samples and shipping those samples to us. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Shipping instructions for samples in Formalin

Useful Links

Statement of Ownership of Diagnostic Specimens

Submission of specimens for testing by the University of Georgia Infectious Diseases Laboratory (IDL) using any of our submission forms constitutes a contract for delivery of test results and associated interpretations to the submitter. The submitted specimens, as well as products, isolates, and data derived from them become the property of the University of Georgia. Submitted specimens may be returned to clients if prior arrangements are made with the lab. In the special case of carcasses submitted for necropsy, remains will only be released to registered pet cremation services.

Questions?

Please contact us if you would like more information about this policy.