DoD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory

Last Updated: July 30, 2020
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The DoD’s premiere Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory (FADL) protects U.S. Service Members and their Families by ensuring food safety, food fitness for consumption, and contractual compliance through microbiological, chemical, and toxicological testing of food and bottled water. The lab also performs diagnostic testing of  human and animal sera for Rabies. In addition, FADL also performs testing for Brucellosis, Ehrlichiosis, Lyme Disease, and other vector-borne and zoonotic diseases.  The FADL is home to the DoD Cholinesterase Monitoring Program and Reference Laboratory offering occupational health screening for Federal Employees.  Our staff of subject matter experts provide technical expertise to the DoD on integrating laboratory testing and food safety into science-based inspection systems and work with the U.S. Army MEDCoE to identify capability gaps in food protection missions, ensuring future developed systems provide safe sustenance to our Warfighters.


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 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 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:

Director: 210-295-4533; DSN: 421-4533
Deputy Director Lab Ops:  210-295-4322  DSN: 421-4322
Deputy Director Field Ops: 210-295-4783  DSN: 421-4783


For Food Samples:

DOD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory
Attn: Food Receiving
2899 Schofield Road, Suite 2630
JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-7583
DSN: 421-4210/4708
Comm: 210-295-4210/4708
Fax: 210-295-4612
Sample receiving area: 210-295-4219
Email: usarmy.jbsa.medcom-ph-c.mbx.phcc-fadl-food-protection@mail.mil


For Diagnostic Samples:

DOD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory
Attn: Diagnostic Receiving
2899 Schofield Road, Suite 2630
JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-7583
DSN: 421-4387/4010/4605/4713/4920
Comm: 210-295-4387/4010/4605/4713/4920
Fax: 210-635-1025
Sample receiving area: 210-295-4219
Email: usarmy.jbsa.medcom.list.phc-rabies-favn-sa@mail.mil



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