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Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics

Lab Contact:    919.513.6560  |     919.513.6568

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM; Saturday & Sunday, Limited Service

Microbiology- The Clinical Microbiology section processes a wide range of bacterial and fungal cultures for pathogen detection, and antimicrobial susceptibility evaluation in support of the NC State Veterinary Hospital and the surrounding veterinary community

Parasitology- Detection, identification and quantification of fecal parasites by fecal float, sedimentation, Baermann and McMasters techniques is available through the MMD.

Molecular Diagnostics- The Molecular Diagnostics  section offers routine PCRs for Salmonella and Leptospira bacterial species, and viral agents including chicken proventricular necrosis virus (CPNV, TVP) and avian infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT).

Virology- The Virology section provides routine and specialized diagnostic testing for most domesticated species. Routine Diagnostics include SNAP ELISAs, feline virus isolation and vaccine titers.  Specialized poultry diagnostics include turkey coronavirus(TCV) serology by ELISA.

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Services for Referring Veterinarians

Submission Forms and Fee Information

Click form to download. Complete and submit with samples.

Tests and Submission Instructions:

Ship Samples to:
C262 – College of Veterinary Medicine
1060 William Moore Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607


Megan Jacob, MS, PhD

Associate Professor and Director of Diagnostic Laboratories



James Flowers, PhD

Population Health and Pathobiology


In support of the College of Veterinary Medicine and other private facilities, we gladly welcome collaboration on research projects.  If you are interested in working with the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory on a specific project, please contact the laboratory director:

Dr. Megan Jacob, Laboratory Director and Assistant Professor
Phone: 919.513.6236