Kansas State Diagnostic Veterinary Laboratory now processing samples for Gold Standard Labs

MANHATTAN — The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Kansas State University is known for providing bovine testing services to veterinarians and cattle producers nationwide, and is now the new service provider for samples previously submitted to Gold Standard Labs.

As a Bovine Diagnostic Center of Excellence, the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, or KSDVL, uses the same testing platform for bovine viral diarrhea virus persistent infection as Gold Standard Labs utilized in its diagnostic testing services business. The Kansas State lab also has expertise in blood pregnancy testing and other bovine testing services.

Gold Standard Labs has shut down operations at its laboratory facilities located in Jarrell, Texas, and Bowling Green, Kentucky, and will no longer accept samples, making the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory the primary service provider.

“Located in the central U.S., in the heart of cattle country, KSVDL is a logical choice to transition the diagnostic testing services provided by Gold Standard Labs,” said Jeff Baxter, global senior product manager for Gold Standard Labs. “The quality of the bovine diagnostic testing services provided by KSVDL is recognized nationwide. We’re excited to help KSVDL expand its footprint for bovine testing, particularly with Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine alumni all across the U.S.”

The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is a full-service, American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians-accredited laboratory, offering a complete range of diagnostic services for all species. The lab’s mission is to develop and deliver accurate, innovative, and timely diagnostic and consultative services to the veterinary and animal health community in Kansas and the nation.

Gary Anderson, director of the Kansas State University lab, said it is ready to provide assistance and support for former customers of Gold Standard Labs.

“We are committed to building a strong working relationship with these new clients,” Anderson said. “We look forward to providing the diagnostic services required for bovine production and health that will achieve our clients’ goals.”

Forms for ordering testing services are available on the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory website at www.ksvdl.org. For more information, contact the lab’s client care at 866-512-5650 or clientcare@vet.k-state.edu.