The laboratory certification process will include quality control, quality assurance and reagent certification. Laboratories may apply and, if successful, will be approved to perform analysis for OFA thyroid certification. A site visit by a qualified veterinary endocrinologist chosen by the OFA will be required and continued quality assurance and quality control will be necessary to maintain certification. Fully certified status can be obtained by passing the site visit and passing the results of the first OFA quality assurance assay result test. The approved laboratory must be contacted for the appropriate submission forms, sample handling procedures, and laboratory service fee before collecting the sample.

Approved OFA Thyroid Labs

Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC)
Endocrinology Laboratory, Cornell University, 240 Farrier Rd., Ithaca, NY 14853, 607-253-3673

Animal Health Laboratory
Laboratory Services Division, University of Guelph, Specimen Reception, 419 Gordon St., NW Corner Gordon/McGilvray St, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, CANADA, Phone 519-824-4120 X54530, Fax 519-827-0961

Antech Diagnostics*
1111 Marcus Ave., Suite M28, Lake Success , NY 11042, 800-872-1001
*only the Lake Success, NY location of Antech has been certified to process OFA thyroid panels

IDEXX
1345 Denison St., Markham, Ont, L3R 5V2, CANADA, 1-800-667-3411

Michigan State University
MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (MSU VDL), 4125 Beaumont Road Room 122, Lansing, MI 48910-8104, 517-353-1683

Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
483 Agronomy Rd., College Station, TX 77840, 979-845-3414

University of California Davis
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Central Laboratory Receiving, VMTH Room 1033, 1 Garrod Drive, Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 530-752-VMTH (530-752-8684), Fax: 530-752-5055, email: ucdvetclinicallabs@ucdavis.edu