DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostics

 DoD FADL Diagnostics Section

Last Updated: August 02, 2018

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: 210-295-4920; DSN: 421-4920
Alternate: 210-295-4713; DSN: 421-4713

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:

Diagnostic Section Document
Rabies Suspect Submission Guidelines
Sample Submission Guidelines
Immuno-diagnostic Testing


6 March 2015

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

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.