DoD Food Analysis & Diagnostic Laboratory 

NOTE:   PHCR-South has merged with other Public Health Commands.

  • Technical services are now aligned under Public Health Command-Central (Provisional).
  • Fort Gordon district transitioned to Public Health Command-Atlantic (Provisional).
  • The information here is provided as a courtesy and may not be up-to-date.

The DoD Food Analysis & Diagnostic Laboratory (FADL) – Accredited public health laboratory services to support worldwide DoD Force Health Protection through scientifically sound, timely and accurate testing.

Diagnostics Section – Human, animal and arthropod specimen analysis for disease surveillance and outbreak investigation. 
• Services include testing for rabies, leishmaniasis, brucellosis, ehrlichiosis, Q fever and other public health diseases
• The Diagnostics Division takes great pride in supporting the health and combat readiness of Military Working Dogs worldwide, and the international travel of pets belonging to military Families

Food Microbiology and Chemistry Sections– Protect the force by ensuring food safety, fitness for consumption and contractual compliance through microbiological, chemical, and toxicological testing of food and bottled water.
• Sample matrices include dairy products; meat and fish products; prepared salads and sandwiches; operational rations; animal feeds; canned and packaged foods; fresh fruits and vegetables; cosmetics; vitamins; and drugs.

Cholinesterase Reference Laboratory- Occupational health medical surveillance, reference laboratory, and database repository in support of the DoD Chemical Surety Program.

General information, sample submission instructions and submittal forms can be found at the DoD Food Analysis & Diagnostic Laboratory link above.

Contact Information

Name: DoD Food Analysis & Diagnostic Laboratory 
Email Address:  
Telephone: 210-295-4604/4322 
DSN: (312) 421-4604/4322 
Mailing Address:
DOD Food Analysis & Diagnostic Laboratory
Public Health Command Region - South
2899 Schofield Road, Suite 2630
JBSA-Ft Sam Houston, TX 78234-7583

More information on the DoD FADL can be found under the Topics & Services > Laboratory Sciences > DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostics.


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