Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab
Using diagnostics to protect animals and people
The Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab is a full-service AAVLD-accredited laboratory. Housed in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, LADDL services the people of Louisiana and surrounding states by providing animal disease diagnostic services to agricultural and general communities. LADDL enhances research development and adaptation of diagnostic tests and protocols, researches and investigates livestock and companion animal diseases impacting the health and wellbeing of the animals and citizens of Louisiana, and researches selective diseases impacting the economics on the animal industries of Louisiana.
LADDL operates in partnership with Louisiana State University, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana veterinarians, and livestock and poultry producers. LADDL also provides support for the teaching and research programs of LSU Vet Med.
Atypical Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (aCIRDC)
River Road, Room 1043
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Sample Receiving and Accessions: 225-578-9778
After hours emergency: 859-806-4775
LADDL is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on River Road adjacent to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
The entrance is on River Road near Skip Bertman Drive.
Hours of Operation
Regular Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LADDL will be closed on Friday, March 29, 2024, for the Good Friday holiday.
includes essential but limited services within the bacteriology laboratory.
are available on Saturdays provided the animal arrives before 10:00 AM on Saturday.
Courier and Free Fed Ex Shipping In Louisiana
We offer free FedEx shipping in Louisiana and discounted shipping for out-of-state.
You will need to print the label from LADDL client portal address.
Call 225-578-9777 if you have not already set your account on the portal.
Policies and Guidelines
Support LSU Diagnostics
A general support fund for LSU Diagnostics will be used for new diagnostic assay development and validation, equipment, sending staff members to training programs, staff recognition awards, and educational opportunities for anatomic pathology residents.
You can donate to LSU Diagnostics by mailing a check to
3796 Nicholson Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Checks should be made payable to the LSU Foundation with "LADDL" in the memo line.
If you have questions, please call LSU Diagnostics (LADDL) at 225-578-9777.