Welcome to the UGA Infectious Diseases Laboratory

Please note that on July 1, 2017, the IDL submission forms will have a new look!

For more than 30 years, the Infectious Diseases Laboratory (IDL) has used advanced technology to provide fast and accurate diagnoses on a variety of diseases that impact the health of companion animals, exotic animals and wildlife.

IDL is staffed with motivated and highly qualified laboratory personnel who have a combined 100+ years of experience in developing, validating and performing diagnostic technologies.

The IDL faculty consists of veterinarians with advanced degrees (MS and/or PhD), specialty board certification, training in pathology, experts in avian, exotic and zoo animal medicine, and expertise in scientific research.

IDL faculty are available to answer client questions regarding test results and to offer advice on how to manage a case. IDL also collaborates with clinicians and researchers worldwide in scientific studies that are beneficial to your veterinary clinic.

IDL was founded in 1987 and is based in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

Thank you for choosing IDL!

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.