Submit a Sample
Submit a sample to the Veterinary Diagnostic LaboratoryProduction animals (chickens, sheep, goats, pigs or any type of animals used for food or fiber production), milk samples for mastitis screening, or environmental samples for salmonella screening. Companion Animals (dogs, cats or small pet mammals/pet birds) must be submitted through a veterinarian.
Submit an insect specimen to the Insect Identification LaboratoryPart of the Pest Management Unit; insect specimens collected from households, gardens and landscapes are identified. If the insect is a pest and not an incidental or beneficial, control suggestions will be given.
Submit a plant specimen to the Plant Disease Diagnostic LaboratoryPart of the Pest Management Unit; send all plant parts that you believe to be diseased. Ideally, the whole plant should be sent when possible (refer to our submission procedures for additional instructions).
Submit a tick to the Tick LabPart of the Pest Management Unit; fifteen different tick species have been found in Maine. Submit a tick for identification or disease testing.
Unsure what you have or where to send your sample?
Contact us and we’ll do our best to connect you with an appropriate diagnostician.