Avian Health & Food Safety Laboratory


Avian Testing

WADDL-AHFSL provides comprehensive avian health monitoring and diagnostic testing.

Cell membrane ruffling around Salmonella bacteria. Credit: Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, CDC, NIH.

Food Safety Testing

Additionally, we offer microbiologic food safety testing for a wide variety of industries.

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Looking for testing in other animal species? Check out the main lab in Pullman!

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When sending samples please ship samples with enough gel ice packs to ensure the package will be chilled for 2-3 days. If possible, avoid shipping on Fridays as these can be in transit for a while until they are received. This time of year, always ship overnight. We offer discounted UPS shipping for all our portal clients.

If you have any questions or concerns about sample submission, please contact our front office at 509-335-9696 or at waddl@vetmed.wsu.edu

Thank you! 

Welcome to AHFSL WADDL

The Avian Health and Food Safety Laboratory (AHFSL) is a branch of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) and is strategically located in Puyallup, WA at the WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center. The state-of-the-art laboratory provides comprehensive testing services for all avian species, including necropsy, bacteriology, mycology, virology, serology and DNA testing. Additionally, AHFSL offers comprehensive microbiological food safety testing for both pathogens and indicator/spoilage organisms in a wide range of product types. Our staff is trained to provide quality and timely services and is dedicated to WADDL’s mission.


WADDL will be closed on May 25th 2020 in observance of Memorial Day

May 12, 2020

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Shipping Address:
Avian Health and Food Safety Lab
2607 W Pioneer
Puyallup WA 98371-4900


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