The DoD FADL complies with AOAC International Guidelines for Laboratories Performing Microbiological and Chemical Analyses of Food, Dietary Supplements, and Pharmaceuticals.
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, Diagnostic, and Microbiology; and two administrative sections: Quality Assurance and Field Technical 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 Diagnostic 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
Questions concerning importation of pets and high-risk countries for dog rabies please visit the links below:
Traveling with Pets
High-Risk Countries for Dog Rabies
FAVN questions: 210-295-4387/4920/4605 (DSN: 421)
Diagnostic office: 210-295-4736 (DSN: 421)
Food Protection questions: 210-295-4708/4210/4783 (DSN: 421)
DoDFADL SARS-CoV2-Survelliance testing email:
DODFADL SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance Testing Hotline: 210-778-9511
For Food Samples and Diagnostic Samples address:
DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory
Attn: Food Receiving or Diagnostic Receiving
2899 Schofield Road, Suite 2630
JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-7583
Sample receiving area: 210-295-4219
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