DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostics

Last Updated: August 02, 2018
Skip Navigation LinksAPHC Home / Topics / Laboratory Sciences & Toxicology / DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostics
Man testing water supply

‚ÄčThe DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory (FADL) protects the US Service Members by ensuring food safety, food fitness for consumption, and contractual compliance through microbiological, chemical, and toxicological testing of food and bottled water. The lab performs zoonotic and diagnostic testing of animal and human sera for Rabies, Brucellosis, Ehrlichiosis, Lyme Disease, and other vector-transmitted diseases. The lab also provides technical consultation to DoD on integrating laboratory testing and food safety into science-based inspection systems.

The DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory (FADL) protects the US Service Members by ensuring food safety, food fitness for consumption, and contractual compliance through microbiological, chemical, and toxicological testing of food and bottled water. The lab performs zoonotic and diagnostic testing of animal and human sera for Rabies, Brucellosis, Ehrlichiosis, Lyme Disease, and other vector-transmitted diseases. The lab also provides technical consultation to DoD on integrating laboratory testing and food safety into science-based inspection systems.

Mission: Provide premier Force Health Protection through innovative, adaptive, timely and accurate testing of all food, water, and diagnostic submissions for DoD through a highly efficient and accredited institution now and in the future.

The DoD FADL is currently comprised of four testing sections: Chemistry, Cholinesterase, Diagnostics, and Microbiology; and two administrative sections: Quality Assurance and FieldTechnical Support.

For information regarding food or water testing, contact the Field Technical Support Section.

For information regarding government owned animals or rabies testing, contact the Diagnostics Section.

Information regarding Fluorescent Antibody Virus Neutralization (FAVN) testing is under Pet Travel Requirements.


Hours of Operation 

07:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Standard Time
Monday-Friday
CLOSED Weekends & Holidays


Contact Information:

PHCR-SOUTH
ATTN: Food Analysis Lab
2899 Schofield Road
Suite 2630
JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX  78234-7583
COM: 210-295-4604
DSN: 421-4604
Sample Receiving Area: 210-295-4210
COM FAX: 210-295-4612


ICE Logo

The Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) External Link system is a web-based tool that collects feedback on services provided by various organizations throughout the Department of Defense (DoD).

 

External Link This icon identifies links to external web sites that will open in a new browser window. See the External Links Disclaimer link at the bottom of this page.

Some linked files require specific plug-ins to open. To download plug-ins, see the File Formats Used on This Site link at the bottom of this page.

Other Training Resources

The DoD FADL offers a Surveillance Food Laboratory Program course.  Email usarmy.jbsa.medcom-phcr-s.list.slfp@mail.mil for more information or DoD FADL (Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory) Lab Program Liaison to COM: 210-295-4604/4761, DSN: 421-4604/4761

Other Points of Contact are:

Army Medical Department Center & School (AMEDD C&S) Food Safety and Defense Branch  COM: 210-295-1034, DSN: 421-1034