Diagnostic and Analytical Services
The role of Diagnostic and Analytical Services (DAS) is to provide quality assured laboratory testing services in the fields of veterinary pathology, analytical chemistry and plant health.
Clients of DAS are both internal and external. Internal clients include research projects and animal and plant health surveillance programs. External clients include Commonwealth and State Government agencies, local government, rural producers, veterinary practitioners and the private sector.
DAS is also responsible for implementing and maintaining quality management systems and associated certification/accreditation of the department’s laboratories and equipment maintenance in research laboratories.Find a laboratory
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DAS has service 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). All the DAS service laboratories are NATA accredited.
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Manager, Diagnostic and Analytical Services
Phone 02 6626 1163 (Indial 2163)