DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostics 
DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostics Laboratory (FADL) Staff 2011 

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.


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


Contact Information:

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


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Cholinesterase Reference Laboratory

Information regarding occupational health medical surveillance, reference laboratory & database repository in support of the DoD Chemical Surety Program.

DoD FADL Chemistry Section

Information regarding the DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostic's Chemistry Section which provides chemical analysis food and bottled water to ensure food safety and protection of the DoD food supply.

DoD FADL Diagnostics Section

Information regarding DoD Food Analysis & Diagnostic Laboratory (FADL) Diagnostics Section tests for diseases of zoonotic & military significance in humans, animals, arthropods, food, and bottled water specimens using serology and molecular diagnostics.

DoD FADL Field Technical Support (FTS) Section

Information regarding DoD FADL's Field Technical Support (FTS) Section which provides guidance on food, water, animal and insect sample submission; test reporting; and the Prime Vendor (PV) Destination Monitoring Program.

DoD FADL Foodborne Illness Investigation

Information regarding investigating a food or waterborne disease/illness outbreak.

DoD FADL Forms and Documents

Information regarding DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory (FADL) sample submission forms, DoD FADL Sample Submission Guide, USDA and CDC shipping certification, and related documents.

DoD FADL Microbiology Section

Information regarding DoD Food Analysis Diagnostic Laboratory's (FADL) Microbiology Section which performs microbiological analysis for food and water to ensure food safety and protection of the DoD food supply.

DoD FADL Pet Travel Requirements

Information regarding lab testing required for DoD beneficiaries pets to travel.

DoD FADL Quality Assurance Section

Information regarding the DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory's (FADL) Quality Assurance Section which provides quality assurance and oversight for all the FADL's analytical testing.

DoD FADL Sample Submission Guidance

Information regarding submitting food, water, animal or insect samples to the DoD FADL.

DoD FADL Surveillance Food Laboratory Program

Information regarding DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory's Surveillance Food Lab Program and training.

DoD FADL When to Use Chain of Custody

Information regarding when to use the Chain of Custody Form (DA Form 7539) for shipping food, water, animal and human samples to the DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Lab (FADL)

Veterinary Laboratory Europe (VLE)

Information regarding Veterinary Laboratory Europe's (VLE) merger into PHCR-Europe Dept of Lab Sciences and contact info for the Micro Molecular Biology Div for food, water, and ice sample testing and Vet Path Div for vet pathology and rabies testing.

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