Diagnostic and Clinical Microbiology Service

Our Services

The Diagnostic and Clinical Microbiology Service at the Veterinary Medical Center of The Ohio State offers/provides bacteriology, mycology, and serologic procedures for The Veterinary Medical Center. Service is also provided to ambulatory services associated with the Teaching Hospital as well as animal resource facilities within or outside, the university.

Appointments & Lab Hours

  • Laboratory hours: 8am to 5pm Monday-Friday; 8am to noon on Saturday.
  • Laboratory should be directly contacted for information on specimen collection and submission.
  • Direct laboratory number: (614) 292-7956

Tests Offered In-House

Microbiology Laboratory Submission Form


  • Routine aerobic culture
  • Routine anaerobic culture
  • Blood culture
  • Salmonella culture
  • Campylobacter culture
  • Clostridium difficile culture
  • Clostridium difficile toxin ELISA
  • MIC testing
    • Companion animal panel
    • Equine panel
    • Mastitis panel
    • Bovine/Porcine panel
  • Routine mycology including dermatophytes


  • Canine Parvovirus Snap ELISA
  • 4DX Snap ELISA
    • Heartworm antigen
    • Lyme C6 antibody
    • Ehrlichia canis antibody
    • Anaplasma phagocytophilum antibody
  • Equine Rotavirus ELISA
  • Feline Heartworm ELISA
  • Brucella canis antibody screening (CARD)
  • C. neoformans antigen EIA

Molecular Diagnostics

Other Infectious Disease Testing

  • Call laboratory

Research pricing available- contact laboratory director


  • Dubraska Diaz-CamposDVM, PhD, Assistant Professor-Clinical, Section Head
  • Joany vanBalen, PhD, Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor
  • Stephani DiBartola
  • Matt Stempien


Payment is expected at the time of your visit. Please read our payment policy for complete information.