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About University of Guelph, Laboratory Services      


The University of Guelph, Laboratory Services is a Canadian testing facility that delivers solutions to a breadth of clients throughout industry, government and academic sectors. With over 150 professionals on staff and direct access to University of Guelph researchers, we offer technology and expertise that upholds the highest standard of testing.


Laboratory Services has two operational units, housed in three locations, that work together to provide comprehensive services to our broad array of clients.  Our laboratories are equipped and staffed to address the existing and emerging issues in each field.


  • The Animal Health Laboratory (AHL) specializes in determining the health of livestock, poultry, horses and pets through a wide array of tests, and in turn provides disease surveillance data for the province of Ontario.


  • The Agriculture and Food Laboratory (AFL) offers a variety of services ranging from: microbiological testing, agrochemical testing, DNA methods, identification of food contaminants, allergen testing, method development and tests for residues from drugs, pesticides, plant, soil and water.

Our commitment to quality, our state-of-the-art technologies, and our in-house expertise ensure that your test results provide the reliable information needed to meet compliance, regulatory, and food safety requirements.


Benefits of Working with Laboratory Services

High quality and value are key concerns for Laboratory Services' industry partners. We give you peace of mind based on our extensive proficiency testing, and, as listed on our scopes of accreditation, that our quality program and many of our test methods are audited by external accrediting bodies.


The Laboratory Services Division is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada and the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) for specific methods listed on our scopes of accreditation.

In addition, we are a GLP recognized facility as described on our scope, and are accreditation by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD).


Privacy Policy Statement

The University of Guelph, Laboratory Services collects information to understand your needs and preferences, and to develop, enhance, market and/or provide products and services to meet those needs. This information may also help us process transactions and communicate products, services and offer information.


The University of Guelph, Laboratory Services does not give, rent or sell your information to any other organization.  All information is processed and stored in a secure and confidential database.


Should you wish to be removed from our database, please email us at or


In all our business dealings, the University of Guelph, Laboratory Services is committed to protecting your privacy and the privacy of your information.


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