Effective Monday, May 18, 2020:

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 CLOSED until June 30, 2020 in an effort to ensure the health and safety of the community, and to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

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

Tick Lab: email us at: tickid@maine.edu

Veterinary Diagnostic Lab: Please call 207-385-6514 or 541-324-1912  before sending or bringing in samples. Samples may be placed in the box outside the lab door; please call 207-385-6514 or 541-324-1912  when dropping off samples. If shipping samples, please provide us with a tracking number when you call to notify us.

Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab: Please call 207.581.3883 or email alicyn.smart@maine.edu

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)