DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostics
DoD FADL Diagnostics Section 

Performs molecular and immuno-diagnostic testing for diseases of zoonotic and military significance in humans, animals, food, and arthropods. Performs the Fluorescent Antibody Virus Neutralization (FAVN) test for government owned animals and pets of authorized DoD beneficiaries and the Rapid Fluorescent Focus Inhibition Test (RFFIT) test for government personnel who have been vaccinated for rabies.

Immuno-diagnostic Points of Contact:
Primary: 210-295-4736; DSN: 421-4736
Alternate: 210-295-4920; DSN: 421-4920

Molecular Diagnostic Points of Contact:
Primary: 210-221-3352; DSN: 471-3352
Alternate: 210-221-4960; DSN: 471-4960

 
DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Lab
2899 Schofield Road, Suite 2630
JBSA Ft Sam Houston TX 78234-7583

The following forms can be found under DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostics Laboratory Resource Materials:

Rabies Suspect Submission Guidelines

Sample Submission Guidelines

 

   FADL Diagnostics Section                                   FADL Molecular Diagnostics Loading PCR Machine



Immuno-diagnostic Testing

FADL FORM D-191

12 June 2012

AGENT/DISEASE

METHOD

SPECIMEN

QTY.

Anaplasmosis

(Anaplasma phagocytophilium)

IFA

Canine serum

0.5-1 ml

Babesia canis

IFA

Canine serum

0.5-1 ml

Babesia gibsoni

IFA

Canine serum

0.5-1 ml

Brucella canis

Slide agglutination, IFA

Canine serum

0.5-1 ml

Brucella abortus

Card/Slide/Tube agglutination

Serum

0.5-1ml

Chagas Disease

(Trypanosoma cruzi)

IFA

Canine serum

0.5-1 ml

Ehrlichia canis

IFA

Canine serum

0.5-1 ml

Equine infectious anemia

FA-ELISA, AGID

Equine serum

0.5-1 ml

Heartworm

(Dirofiliara immitis)

ELISA

Canine serum

0.5-1 ml

Leishmania

IFA - Leishmania donovani

complex (Sligo strain Fox Hound, DD-8 Kala-Azar strain)

Canine

0.5-1 ml

Leptospirosis

(Leptospira interrogans)

Culture/Isolation

ELISA (PanBio) human screen

MAT (Microscopic Slide Agglutination Test)

Fresh urine < 2 hour

Blood

Serum

10-100 ml

1-2 ml

0.5-1 ml

Lyme Disease

(Borrelia burgdorferi)

IFA screen/titer, canine

Canine Western Blot confirmation (Immunetics)

Serum

0.5-1 ml

Q Fever (Coxiella burnetii)

IFA (Phase 1, 2 antigen)

Serum

0.5-1 ml

Rabies antibody

RFFIT-Rapid Fluorescent Focus Inhibition Test

FAVN – Fluorescent Antibody Viral

Neutralization Test

Human serum

Canine, Feline serum

(Pet Travel)

0.5-1 ml

Rabies Virus Detection

Rabies Virus Confirmation

Direct FA

Mouse Neuroblastoma Cell Culture

Brain tissue

10% Brain suspension

Fresh

Rocky Mt. Spotted Fever Group, (Rickettsia rickettsii)

IFA, canine

Serum

0.5-1 ml

Typhus Fever Group

(Rickettsia typhi)

IFA, canine

Serum

0.5-1 ml

Exportation Certification

Hawaii, Guam, New Zealand, Australia, England, Sweden, Japan etc…

Canine, feline serum

0.5-1 ml

 

MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS*
TEST LIST
Current as of 14 February 2012

AGENT/DISEASE

METHOD

SPECIMEN

Avian Influenza (detection of matrix, H5 and H7)

RT-PCR

Avian samples

Bordetella pertussis (Whooping Cough)

PCR

Human

Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme Disease)

PCR

Ticks

Chlamydia pneumonia**

PCR

Human

Dengue Virus

RT-PCR

Mosquitoes

Ehrlichia chaffeensis

PCR

Ticks

Ehrlichia ewingii

PCR

Ticks

Hantavirus

PCR

Rodents

Influenza (specific for H1 and H3)

RT-PCR

Human

Legionella pneumophila**

PCR

Human

Mycoplasma pneumonia** (Walking Pneumonia, Atypical Pneumonia)

PCR

Human

Rickettsia ricketsii [Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF)]

PCR

Ticks

Staphylococcal casette*** chromosome mec (SCCmec) typing for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

PCR

Canine

Human

Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas Disease)

PCR

Kissing Bug

West Nile Virus

RT-PCR

Mosquitoes

*All testing is either Laboratory Accredited from A2LA or COLA or will be undergoing accreditation soon. This is a capabilities based list.
**Test is at the beginning of accreditation process.
***Test is part of a research project.