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
CLOSED Weekends & Holidays
Food Analysis Lab
2899 Schofield Road
JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-7583
Sample Receiving Area: 210-295-4210
COM FAX: 210-295-4612
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Other Training Resources
The DoD FADL offers a Surveillance Food Laboratory Program course. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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