DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostic

 DoD FADL Diagnostic Section

Last Updated: March 24, 2021

The Immunodiagnostic lab performs testing for diseases of zoonotic and military significance in humans and animals; performs Fluorescent Antibody Virus Neutralization (FAVN) testing 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. The Molecular Diagnostic lab performs vector-borne surveillance testing on insects and arthropods. This lab also provides Chagas Disease testing on Military Working Dogs (MWDs) and working dogs from other governmental agencies.

Immuno-diagnostic Points of Contact:
Primary: 210-295-4920; DSN: 421-4920
Alternate: 210-295-4713; DSN: 421-4713
Team Lead:  Ed Cooper

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

All forms can be found on the Forms and Documents page here.

Immuno-diagnostic Testing

Current as of 25 June 2020

Anaplasmosis (Anaplasma phagocytophilium)IFA
Canine serum 0.5-1 ml
Babesia canis IFA Canine serum 0.5-1 ml
Brucella canis IFA Canine serum 0.5-1 ml
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 Canine serum 0.5-1 ml
Leptospirosis (Leptospira interrogans)  MAT (Microscopic Slide Agglutination Tes - 7 serpvars)  Canine Serum  0.5-1 ml
Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) IFA 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
Serum 0.5-1 ml
Molecular Diagnostic* Test List

Current as of 23 June 2020

Ehrlichia chaffeensis ** PCR Ticks
Ehrlichia ewingii ** PCR Ticks
Trypanosoma cruzi PCR Kissing Bug
​Chagas Disease (T. crusi)​PCR​MWDs
West Nile Virus * RT-PCR Mosquitoes
​Zika Virus *​RT-PCR ​Mosquitoes

*Tests Undegoing A2LA 17025 Accreditation Process.

**Tests approved for in-house verification study.