Laboratory services

Our role

The role of NSW DPI laboratory services are to provide quality assured laboratory testing services in the fields of veterinary pathology, analytical chemistry and plant health.

NSW DPI laboratory services undertake diagnostic testing to support surveillance, accreditation, export, diagnostic and emergency activities for animal and plant diseases in NSW and interstate.

NSW DPI laboratory services is a network of NATA accredited laboratories across the state with laboratory facilities at Wollongbar, Menangle, Wagga Wagga and Orange. These laboratories are equipped with facilities for organic and inorganic analytical chemistry, (including trace analysis for environmental and pesticide residues), feed testing, olive oil analysis, plant pathology, entomology and veterinary pathology (including the disciplines of serology, histology, parasitology, genetics, bacteriology and anatomical pathology).

NSW DPI laboratory services are also responsible for implementing and maintaining quality management systems and associated certification/accreditation of the department’s laboratories and equipment maintenance in research laboratories.

Customer service

For enquiries, contact Customer Service on 1800 675 623.