Aquatic health
Main laboratory Pullman
Aquatic Health
Health screening and diagnostic testing for marine and freshwater fish
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Aquatic Health

Hours (PST): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon deliveries only
Closed Sundays
Contact us 509-335-9696 or

Our lab offers a wide variety of health screening/inspection/certification testing and diagnostic tests for marine and freshwater fish, including aquaculture and ornamental species.  

  • USDA APHIS-approved laboratory to conduct diagnostic testing for international export health certification of aquaculture species.
  • AFS-FHS Blue Book and WOAH (formerly known as the OIE) testing methods that meet state regulatory agencies’ requirements for fish health import testing, including Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • Fish veterinarians on staff to assist clients with choosing the appropriate testing regime for import and export testing as well as best testing methodology for diagnostic cases.
  • One of the few National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) laboratories to offer full-service aquatic health testing for pathogens including epizootic hematopoietic necrosis virus (EHNv), infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNv), infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAv), koi herpesvirus (KHv), salmonid alphavirus (SAv), spring viremia of carp virus (SVCv), and viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSv).

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Aquatic Health Inspection Testing

Turnaround time for all health inspections is 29 days based on the virology testing requirements set forth in the OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals and the AFS-USFWS Blue Book.

We strongly recommend two to four weeks advanced notice for scheduling purposes on all health inspection samplings.  Call 509-335-9696 or send an email to set up scheduling.