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COVID-19 Testing by the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

Purdue University is continuing to lend expertise and resources to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic by increasing Indiana’s testing capacity through the capabilities of the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Thanks to a collaborative effort involving Purdue, the Purdue Research Foundation, the Indiana State Department of Health and Indiana hospitals, the ADDL is utilizing its skills and expertise in the detection of pathogens to conduct COVID-19 tests on specimens from partner hospitals with the goal of providing results the same day the samples are received.

The ADDL began COVID-19 testing after obtaining the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification required for laboratories performing testing on human samples. This effort does not diminish the ADDL’s diagnostic support for animal health and the safety of the food supply, which remains its first priority. Because of limited capacity to perform COVID-19 testing, the ADDL will only accept specimens from pre-approved partner health care providers, including hospitals and physician practicies.

*The ADDL has limited available capacity. Interested Hospitals should complete the Partnership Inquiry form if they wish to be contacted should testing capacity increase.



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Frequently Asked Questions

The ADDL is only accepting samples directly from our health care partners. Please contact your health care provider to discuss testing options.

General questions about COVID-19 may be directed to the ISDH COVID-19 Call Center at the toll-free number 877-826-0011 (available 24/7). More information is available at the Indiana State Department of Health Coronavirus Information site.

Testing of animal samples for COVID-19 is a state level decision. Indiana is not currently testing animals. Refer to the Indiana State Board of Animal Health for the latest information.
The primary mission of the ADDL is to perform diagnostic testing of animal specimens in support of animal health and the food supply. This work continues as usual without restrictions.
The ADDL is partnering with human healthcare facilities to perform diagnostic testing for COVID-19. Healthcare facilities interested in partnering with ADDL should complete the Partnership Inquiry form.


HIPAA Compliance

ADDL is serving as a contract laboratory with CLIA certification to preform COVID-19 testing.  Questions regarding HIPAA compliance are to be directed to the HIPAA Privacy Officer.  Information regarding privacy can be found on Notice of Privacy Practices.

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