Georgia Laboratory Animal Diagnostic Service (GLADS)


The Georgia Laboratory Animal Diagnostic Service of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is housed at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine campus in Athens, Georgia. We understand the critical role that animal health plays in the validity of any research study, as well as the impact it has on the welfare of animal colonies.

The core mission of GLADS is to provide accurate, expeditious, and comprehensive diagnostic services to laboratory veterinarians and researchers in order to further the national One Health efforts. The laboratory provides custom health monitoring and clinical diagnostic services for conventional and unconventional laboratory species, as well as agricultural animals. Furthermore, our faculty is able to conduct various studies to phenotype genetically modified rodents and fish.

We are committed to providing Laboratory Animal Veterinarians with accurate and prompt diagnostic and surveillance services. We offer a comprehensive array of testing services including: necropsy, pathology, serology, molecular diagnostics, clinical pathology, histopathology, parasitology, bacteriology, mycology, virology and electron microscopy. In addition to assisting you in administering a comprehensive quality control program, our extensive range of services allow us to provide you with a thorough diagnostic evaluation of sick animals.

Our technical and professional staff is happy to work closely with you to develop testing profiles tailored to fit your specific research or health monitoring needs.

GLADS Brochure [PDF]

Available Tests and Panels (Click group name to expand)

  • Liver Profile
  • Muscle Profile
  • Renal Profile
  • Complete Profile
  • Reticulocyte Count
  • Coagulation Profile
  • Pathologist review of CBC
  • Bone Marrow Smear (does not include cell differential)
  • CBC w/ morpholgy
  • Urine Protein : Creatinine
  • Complete Urinalysis(dipstick with sediment analysis)
  • Electrolytes (Na, K, Cl) : Creatinine (Fractional Excretion)
  • Dipstick analysis- pH, RBC(intact & hemolyzed), ketones, bilirubin, glucose
  • Cytologic Exam
  • UGA MPARVO +13
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  • UGA Rabbit**
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** Some of these tests may be performed by outside sources

  • Individual Agent

Note: Custom Panels available upon request- Please call the lab for assistance. (706) 542-5568

  • Primate Fecal Screen I
  • Rodent Fecal Screen
  • Primate Fecal Screen II
  • Feline Ocular Panel
  • Calicivirus
  • Canine Distempervirus
  • Canine Parvovirus
  • Chlamydophila felis
  • Clostridium piliforme
  • Chlamydia spp.
  • E. cuniculi
  • Pan-Coronavirus
  • EDIM (Rotavirus)
  • Feline Herpesvirus
  • Helicobacter hepaticus
  • Helicobacter spp.
  • Lawsonia intacellularis
  • Mycobacterium spp.
  • >Leptospira spp.
  • >Mycoplasma spp.
  • Mouse Hepatitis virus
  • Mycoplasma pulmonis
  • Mouse Parvovirus/ NS-1
  • Mouse Norovirus<
  • Minute Virus of Mice
  • Mouse Polyomavirus
  • Pan Papillomavirus
  • Plasmodium spp.
  • Pasteurella multocida
  • Salmonella spp.
  • Rat Parvovirus
  • Shigella spp.
  • Yersinia spp.
  • Ureaplasma spp.
  • Necropsy I
  • Necropsy II
  • Necropsy III
  • Mail-in Histopathology

  • Rodent Respiratory Pathogen Culture
  • Rodent Fecal Pathogen Culture
  • Primate Fecal Pathogen Culture
  • Aerobic Culture
  • Anaerobic Culture
  • Fungal Culture
  • Mycobacteria spp. Culture
  • Mycoplasma spp. Culture
  • Blood Culture
  • Pelt Tape
  • Direct Smear
  • Anal Tape
  • Fecal Float
  • Parasite Screen (Anal, Pelt, Float)
  • Sanitation Check
  • Environmental Culture