Submit Specimens

A completed Specimen Submission form must accompany specimens and helps us provide you with the best diagnostic services. A Client's Guide to Submitting to CAHFS is available below under downloads.

Missing information can delay testing and reporting of results.

  • Complete Veterinarian and Owner Information
  • Species of Animal
  • Animal History
  • Type of Specimen
  • Specimen Identifiers (animal name, ear tag number, etc.)
  • Tests Requested (and test method if applicable)
  • Location on the animal where the sample was collected; e.g., tracheal swab
  • Location of the animal; i.e., county
  • Sign and Date the Submission Form

Materials submitted or isolates derived from those samples become the property of the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System, UC Davis.