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University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Submission Forms

Accession Form
Accession Continuation Form
CEM Culture Form
New Account Form
USDA Brucellosis Form
UKVDL Rabies Form

You may submit Accessions and Forms to us digitally by e-mailing them to:

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Online access for viewing laboratory results via our Client Portal. Please contact the lab for assistance in setting up a Portal account.
(859) 257-8283 Phone
(859) 255-1624 Fax

Carrier (UPS/FedEx) Address:

1490 Bull Lea Rd
Lexington, KY 40511

USPS (Post Office) Address:

P.O. Box 14125
Lexington, KY 40512-4125
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Welcome to the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

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The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL) strives to be the leading veterinary diagnostic service, research and teaching laboratory in the United States through the application of peer-reviewed, validated scientific methodology and quality control systems in accordance with ISO 17025 standards. The mission of the UKVDL is to develop and apply state-of-the-art diagnostic methodology to improve animal health and marketability, to protect the public health and to assist in the preservation of the human-animal bond through the principles of One Health. The UKVDL is fully accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.


  • Please Note!
    UKVDL does not accept live animals.
    UKVDL does not provide euthanasia services.
    UKVDL does not dispose of animals except in the case of a paid necropsy.
    Specimens become property of the UKVDL once received by the laboratory. Return of specimens to submitter is generally not permitted unless permission is granted by the laboratory Director.
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  • Note: Beginning October 1st, CEM CF Accession Forms will be electronic. Forms are available at the left in the Submission Forms section of the home page.

    Due to increases in the cost of supplies related to performing cultures for Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM), we must raise our fee from $19.00 to $21.00 for in-state and $28.50 to $31.50 for out-of-state, effective December 1, 2016.  We are still very competitive with other labs around the country and our turnaround and quality control second to none.  Please contact us at 859-257-8283 if you have any questions.