Welcome to the DCPAH

The Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH) is a full-service veterinary diagnostic laboratory offering more than 800 tests in 11 service sections. In the more than 30 years since its inception, DCPAH has become one of the country's premier veterinary diagnostic laboratories, handling more than 220,000 cases involving approximately 1.5 million tests annually.

The Michigan State University Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health is an invaluable professional resource, making quality, trusted, and comprehensive veterinary diagnostics widely available. Income from the laboratory is reinvested in teaching, research, and outreach for the purpose of protecting human and animal welfare domestically and around the world.

Winter 2016 Newsletter
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The DCPAH quarterly newsletter for clients is back! It has a new look, a new name, and the same great content you've come to expect from our experts. Check out Diagnostic News for diagnostic- and disease-related information and articles for practitioners, and DCPAH business tips and updates for clinic staff.

Archives of our past DCPAHealth News are still available.

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Holiday Hours - Monday, May 29, 2017
DCPAH will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. We will be open for regular Saturday hours on May 27. To avoid delay of your testing requests, please keep this in mind when shipping specimens.

The Clinical Pathology laboratory, located in the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC), will be open on Memorial Day from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to help support the VMC's 24/7/365 service.

Thank you for choosing us for your veterinary diagnostic needs. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Bovine TB Interferon Gamma Assay Temporarily Suspended
May 15, 2017 - On Friday, May 12, 2017 the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) temporarily suspended the use of the bovine interferon gamma assay for bovine tuberculosis (TB) for official program purposes. The suspension is effective Friday, May 26, 2017.

The Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health at Michigan State University is working with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) to coordinate the last batch of gamma interferon tests which will be run on Friday, May 26, 2017. All samples must be received by the laboratory on Thursday, May 25. If sent via mail, samples must be mailed no later than Wednesday, May 24. Blood samples may also be dropped off at the lab by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. Please plan accordingly.

For more information and instructions for Michigan practitioners, please see MDARD's Veterinary Resources page.

Practitioners outside the state of Michigan should contact their State Veterinarian and/or appropriate state agency (Board of Animal Health, Department of Agriculture) for guidance.

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