Blog icon

The ACDP Fish Diseases Laboratory (AFDL) specialises in the diagnosis of diseases of aquatic animals (finfish, molluscs and crustaceans) with an emphasis on exotic (foreign) and newly emerging diseases.

ACDP conducts quaratine testing on aquatic animals. ©  Shutterstock, Kletr

Our diagnostic and testing roles include disease diagnosis and the identification of infectious agents (pathogens), development of diagnostic tests for exotic and emerging diseases and export certification testing and health surveillance.

Our services include:

  • piscine cell culture
  • virus isolation and identification
  • confirmation of bacterial pathogen identification
  • mollusc pathogen identification
  • histopathology (including immunohistochemistry)
  • electron microscopy (including immuno-electron microscopy)
  • microbiologically secure aquarium facilities.

The AFDL is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities, the United States government for export certification testing and the United Kingdom government for export certification testing.

Use this service

  • Details of tests available including price lists and submission forms are available from our Laboratory Services portal.
  • Once registered with the portal you can develop customised submission forms and access a range of other services.

AAHL Laboratory Services

Australian Animal Health Laboratory
5 Portarlington Road
East Geelong
Vic 3220

Contact us

Find out how we can help you and your business. Get in touch using the form below and our experts will get in contact soon!

CSIRO will handle your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and our Privacy Policy.

First name must be filled in

Surname must be filled in

I am representing *

Please choose an option

Please provide a subject for the enquriy

0 / 100

We'll need to know what you want to contact us about so we can give you an answer

0 / 1900

You shouldn't be able to see this field. Please try again and leave the field blank.