Baby goat with mom


A full range of testing and consultation services for goats to ensure the health of your herd
View all goat tests

The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) offers a full range of testing and consultation services for goats to ensure the health of your herd. Learn about the tests we offer, including our caprine arthritis encephalitis virus (CAE) test;  how to collect and submit samples; and how to easily and quickly view test results in our online client portal.

We have a dedicated and knowledgeable staff headed by Dr. Korakrit Poonsuk that is always willing to assist you with your testing needs.

Our tests can help you with:

  • herd health monitoring
  • pregnancy status
  • determining cause of abortions
  • diagnosing sick animals
  • maintaining biosecurity
  • parasitology testing
  • optimizing disease prevention strategies
  • interstate and international transportation requirements
  • show and sale entry requirements

What tests do I need?

We encourage you to work with your local veterinarian to determine specific testing needs. Tests can be ordered individually or as a panel. Additional tests can be added to any panel.

To assist in determining what would be the most appropriate tests to run on your animals, please contact the consulting microbiologist at 509-335-9696.

General Herd Health

We offer the Small Ruminant Biosecurity Serologic Panel, which includes:

Other tests

  • Pregnancy testing
  • Caseous Lymphadentitis (CL) culture for the isolation and identification of the agent that causes CL. If consuming or selling raw milk from your sheep or goats we recommend that you consult your state’s department of agriculture or state veterinarian for current testing requirements.
  • Barber’s pole worm. We offer fecal floats for the detection of gastrointestinal parasites and Haemonchus contortus with our Haemonchus contortus fluorescent assay.

Goat (caprine) panels

New parasitology test for Barber’s pole worm


We have a new parasitology test for Barber’s pole worm. We offer fecal floats for the detection of gastrointestinal parasites and Haemonchus contortus. Regular parasitology testing is important for monitoring individual animal health as well as herd health.

Dr. Laura Williams is one of fewer than 50 veterinarians in the United States board certified in parasitology by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) and the only one in Washington.

How much does testing cost?

WADDL offers over 35 different tests and procedures for goats. WADDL does not charge an Out-of-State surcharge. A $10.00 accession fee is applied to each case regardless of numbers of tests or animals included in the case. The accession fee will also be applied if the case has gone through the accessioning process even if no testing occurs.  To reduce the likelihood of this occurring, confirmation of sample type, assurance of sample quality and determination of appropriate testing is needed prior to submission. We do offer volume discounts on several of our most popular tests. To view the volume discounts, please visit our Tests & Fees page.

  • Small Ruminant Biosecurity Serologic Panel (CAE, CL, Johne’s) $32
  • Caprine Arthiritis Encephalitis (CAE), a small ruminant lentivirus $11
  • Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL) $12
  • Johne’s disease (M. paratuberculosis) $11
  • Pregnancy Testing $10

  • Coxiella burnetii (Q-fever) ELISA $11
  • Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL) Culture $40
  • Fecal Float (Parasitology) $25
  • Barber’s pole worm (Haemonchus Contortus Fluorescent Assay) $30

  • Find your test
  • On the test detail page, please see the specimens required and sampling requirements sections.
  • The sampling requirements may vary depending on the test or panel desired.

Samples may be sent at any time and will be tested on the next scheduled test run. We do not test on Saturdays, but we do accept deliveries. 

  • PCR and culture testing are performed daily.
  • For serology (blood/serum) please see the table below to determine when to send samples.
TestDay on which sample must arrive in order to be testedDay test is performed*Results release day
(Pacific Standard Time)
Small Ruminant Lentivirus
Monday & WednesdayTuesday (for Monday sample)
Thursday (for Wednesday sample)
Friday (late afternoon)
Small Ruminant Johne's DiseaseMonday & WednesdayTuesday (for Monday sample)
Thursday (for Wednesday sample)
Friday (late afternoon)
CLFriday & Tuesday (morning)Monday & WednesdayFriday (late afternoon)
Q-FeverTuesdayWednesdayWednesday (late afternoon)


Tuesday & Thursday

Wednesday and Friday

late afternoon day of testing
Pregnancy ThursdayFriday Friday (late afternoon)

*Samples received on the day the test is performed will NOT be tested that day.

UPS discounted shipping

We’ve partnered with UPS to offer our clients discounted shipping through our online client portal.

Shipping labels

Log in to the CoreOne online client portal to use the automatic label generator.

Pricing (less than 3 lbs)

  • UPS ground $10
  • UPS next day air
    • Pacific Northwest (WA, ID, OR, and western MT) $20
    • Outside the Pacific Northwest $30
We also accept deliveries from the US Postal Service and FedEx. If we receive your sample(s) after the setup day, we will refrigerate your sample and run it on the next testing date.

If you have prepaid for testing, you will receive an automatically generated email with a pdf of the results as soon as the case is finalized.

If testing has not been prepaid, an email with the invoice attached will be sent with a link to the account with the amount due.  Once paid, you will be able to view and print the results.

Goat (caprine) health topics