Submitting Specimens - Animal Health Laboratory
Note: You will only be submitting samples to the AHL if you are a veterinarian or a veterinary researcher. The AHL does not provide services for the general public.
How you submit samples to the AHL depends on the type of testing that you are having done.
We recommend that you first read the User's Guide.
Once you have read the guide, please use the following steps:
To fast track to any step click on any of the below steps:
Step 1: Collect and package the sample
Step 2: Fill out the appropriate submission form
Step 3: Sending the specimen along with the paperwork
*New* - Research and Large Volume testing at AHL
Step 1: Collect & Package the Sample
Collect and package the sample according to the testing sample needs.
Please check the sample requirement for the particular test you are wanting.
You can look for this on our online searchable Fee Schedule or read our User's Guide for more details.
If you are really stuck on what type of sample to submit, please give our Client Services veterinarian or technician a call or email us.
Other important notes that may help:
For milk cultures:
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Step 2: Fill Out the Appropriate Forms
Use one of the forms on the Submission Forms page.
You can also order customized submission forms online (You must log-in to access this)
Step 3: Send Specimen Along With Paperwork
For AHL-Guelph submissions, please either drop off your specimens at Specimen Reception (map/directions), at the rear of Building 89 at the University of Guelph, or send your specimens by courier.
If you are sending your specimens by courier - for clients within Ontario we have pre-paid purolator service.
Our pre-paid Purolator Account Number is: 0966901. Please note this is for Ontario clients only.
For more information on pre-paid service and pre-printed waybills - please contact our AHL Client Services.
Animal Health Laboratory
Laboratory Services Division
University of Guelph
NW Corner Gordon/McGilvray
Attention: Specimen Reception
If you are sending a specimen to AHL-Kemptville, follow the Kemptville Directions. Please make sure that the appropriate paperwork accompanies all specimens, and specimens are clearly labelled. Specimens missing labels and/or paperwork will not be accepted
Animal Health Laboratory: Service Quotations
Checklist for Requests for AHL Contract Work
Research and Large Volume testing at AHL
Researchers and clients submitting large volumes are urged to read the below links on how to submit research and large volume samples as well as how to correctly submit an EXCEL spreadsheet to the AHL.
Tips for Research and Large Volume testing
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