It is the preference of the Laboratory to work through local
veterinarians since they can evaluate client-producer's problems
and identify those problems requiring laboratory assistance.
Materials should be submitted to WADDL by or at the direction of
the practitioner. Results of examinations, tests, and analyses
will be returned to the practitioner for consideration in
formulating a diagnosis and recommending action unless otherwise
requested. We also appreciate your consideration for the
limitations of a diagnostic laboratory. The laboratory can only
serve as an aid to the diagnosis and should not be used as a
substitute for good clinical examinations and evaluation.
Clinical Pathology and Clinical
A complete clinical pathology laboratory is present in the
WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Because of this, WADDL has
seen no need to duplicate this service. Questions concerning
that area should be directed to (509)
335-0711 or 335-0745.
There are several tests that WADDL does not perform
routinely due to low demand. Samples received requesting such
tests will automatically be forwarded to an appropriate
laboratory for processing. We will attempt to refer samples to
laboratories that are reliable, rapid and as inexpensive as
possible. If a test is not listed in this handbook please call
to see if the test is available and, if not, where it will be
sent. You may want to deal directly with the referral
laboratory. A referral fee will be assessed to cover
handling and shipping expenses in addition to the test charges
(see Fee Schedule).
Please call on us at (509) 335-9696 for telephone assistance
whenever you need information. You may have questions about
interpreting test results or proper sampling to assist in
We welcome the opportunity to assist you.
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