Utilizing the NCVDL System
NCVDLS facilities are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Emergency after hours, weekend, and holiday submissions must be arranged by contacting the individual laboratory. The Facilities Directory provides contact information and directions to each of our laboratories.
The core services provided by the NCVDLS are listed in NCVDL Services. All NCVDLS facilities provide a diagnostic necropsy service; however, other testing services have limited availability at the branch laboratories. Please consult our Lab User Guide for current test offerings by location. Please note that although the NCVDLS does accept out-of-state submissions, not all laboratory services are available to out-of-state clients.
Fees are subject to change without notice. The current fee schedule is posted at NCVDL Fees.
Please reference Specimen Submittal for general instructions prior to specimen submission.
All types of specimens submitted to the NCVDLS must be accompanied by an appropriate submission form. Forms are available at NCVDL Forms. Booklets of printed forms can also be requested by contacting any of the laboratories.
Laboratory results are available to clients by fax, US mail or electronically. To become an online client, follow the instructions on our home page: How to Request Access to Online Test Results.