Effective Monday, August 3, 2020,
Important Announcement:

UMaine Extension is operating and staff are working remotely, and the Tick Lab, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and the Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab can all accept samples at this time.

However, University of Maine Cooperative Extension buildings are currently CLOSED in an effort to ensure the health and safety of the community, and to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Beginning in early August, University of Maine Cooperative Extension buildings and county offices will reopen following UMaine guidance and protocols. Exact dates have not yet been determined. Please check this site for updates or feel free to call the office for updated information.

Please contact each lab prior to sending or bringing in samples:

Pest Management Unit:
Phone: 207.581.3880 or 800.287.0279 (in Maine) | Email: extension.diagnosticlab@maine.edu

Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory:
Phone 207.581.2767 | Email: extension.diagnosticlab@maine.edu

The Cooperative Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory brings together scientists researching animals, agriculture, insects, and plants under one roof. The unique combination of researchers provides many teaching opportunities for students, as well as premier research and outreach facilities.

By allowing for research contributions to agriculture, public health, communities, and wildlife, the lab aims to benefit Maine in a variety of ways, including protecting the natural resource- and food-based economies, adding to food safety and human health, and providing unique diagnostic and testing services to farmers, homeowners and the public.


(see notice above) Monday- Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm (closed holidays) (limited staffing and doors are locked through June 30th)