PADLS AquacultureThe Aquaculture Laboratory provides necropsy and diagnostic testing of commercial and ornamental fish. With facilities at both NBC and the Manheim Field Office, the Aquaculture Laboratory is easily accessible for live fish drop-off.  The laboratory provides testing for diagnostics purposes only. Any regulatory testing should be submitted through the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory. More information can be found on the PADLS website.

As part of PADLS, the Aquaculture Laboratory supports PADLS’ program objectives and mission. The combined resources and technical expertise of leading scientists at PADLS laboratories provide state-of-the-art diagnostic technology supporting veterinarians’ efforts to advance animal and public health initiatives and support producers in assuring a safe, secure, and abundant food supply.

The aquaculture laboratory provides services in:

  • Necropsy
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Histology
  • Toxicology
  • Field Investigations

For a detailed list of available services, fees, or the submission form, please click on the appropriate link below. To submit samples for testing, please fill out the form below and refer to the submission information section for information on shipping and sample preparation.

Available Testing

Submission Forms

Sample Preparation and Shipping Guidelines


  Name Title Phone Number Email Address
Donna Kelly
Donna Kelly, DVM, MASCP, DACPV
Interim Department Heat, Veterinary Clinical Microbiology