University of Guelph, Laboratory Services

Proudly serving the analytical and diagnostic needs of the agriculture, food, environment and animal health industries with excellence and expertise.


Laboratory Services has two operational units, housed in three locations, that work together to provide comprehensive services to our broad array of clients.  Our laboratories are equipped and staffed to address the existing and emerging issues in each field.

  • The Animal Health Laboratory (AHL) specializes in determining the health of livestock, poultry, horses, fish, bees and pets through a wide array of tests, and in turn provides disease surveillance data for the province of Ontario.

  • The Agriculture and Food Laboratory (AFL) offers a variety of services ranging from: microbiological testing, agrochemical testing, DNA methods, identification of food contaminants, allergen testing, method development and tests for residues from drugs, pesticides, plant, soil and water.


In Partnership With

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Link to Ontario animal Health Network Website

About Us

The University of Guelph, Laboratory Services is a Canadian testing facility that delivers solutions to a breadth of clients throughout industry, government and academic sectors. With over 150 professionals on staff and direct access to University of Guelph researchers, we offer technology and expertise that upholds the highest standard of testing.

Our commitment to quality, our state-of-the-art technologies, and our in-house expertise ensure that your test results provide the reliable information needed to meet compliance, regulatory, and food safety requirements.