Diagnostic services

The department offers diagnostic services for control and prevention of diseases in livestock and wildlife, and for control and prevention of pests and diseases in plants.

Veterinary Diagnostic Services

Veterinary Diagnostic Services (VDS) conducts:

  • disease investigation
  • health certification
  • research for the control and prevention of diseases of livestock and wildlife.

It provides assistance to Government disease surveillance programs and emergency response and supports trade and market access.

The laboratory has expertise and offers diagnostic services in:

  • veterinary microbiology
  • bacteriology
  • virology
  • serology
  • histopathology
  • anatomical pathology

To have samples examined by the VDS, complete the sample submission form:

Further information

Crop Health Services

Crop Health Services (CHS) is the commercial plant pest and disease diagnostics service operated by the department. CHS offers a broad range of diagnostic tests.

Our clients are:

  • growers
  • crop consultants
  • agronomists
  • chemical resellers
  • agents
  • nurseries
  • Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)
  • other state and federal agriculture departments
  • home gardeners.

To have samples examined by CHS, download the specimen submission form:

Further information

Contact us

Phone: (03) 9032 7515
Fax: (03) 9032 7604

The following address is both our physical and postal address:

AgriBio Specimen Reception
Main Loading Dock
5 Ring Road
La Trobe University
Bundoora VIC 3083

Page last updated: 28 Nov 2022