Animal Diagnostic Laboratory

Lab Manager, Roberta Moorhead (650) 723-3878

Using our services

The Animal Diagnostic Laboratory in the Veterinary Service Center provides veterinary clinical pathology support for investigators using animal research models.

Services include hematology, clinical chemistry, serology, cytology and fluid analysis, microbiology and parasitology. Specialized testing including immunologic and endocrine assays is available. Please use the links at the left of the page to access additional information.

Diagnostic Lab Hours/Location/Contacts

RAF-1, AF040

Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT

Sandra Tainter
Laboratory Coordinator
(650) 725-8305

Kristen Davis, MPH
Diagnostic Research Associate
(650) 724-4688

Please call and schedule large sample submissions

Last sample drop-off time 4:15pm.

Directions to RAF Location

The Animal Diagnostic Laboratory is part of the Veterinary Service Center located in the RAF building (Room AF040), which is located underground below the parking lot in front of the Beckman Center and the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge (LKSC). There are two stairwell entrances to the RAF building, one located between the Beckman Center and LKSC, and the other facing the Marguerite bus stop on Campus Drive West. The facility has restricted access, so if you do not have card key access, please use the intercom and say that you are looking for the Diagnostic Laboratory. Follow the sign to the "Clinical Laboratory Specimen Submission". 

Jose Sevilla, MB(ASCP)CM, CGMBS
Clinical Laboratory Scientist
(650) 736-7535

Jing Hu
Medical Technologist
(650) 726-7535

VSC is implementing a new card to identify animal cages infected with biohazardous agents. Please take the STARS training VSC-0034 to learn more about the new card and how to properly label your cages.