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Sample submission guidelines effective 3/24/20

Request an off-site assessment: please do not send a sample without contacting us first at You may also call us at (970) 491-6590 and leave a message. We will check messages regularly and return your call as soon as possible.

After an initial virtual assessment of your plant/arthropod question or problem, we will determine if we will do virtual diagnosis or if we need to do further testing in the lab. If testing in the lab is necessary, we will give you further submission instructions via phone or email.

Select a service.

Basic servicesPrice
Virus testing, serological (ELISA)$30.00 ($5 add. sample)
Plant identification$25.00
Molecular detection, quantitative PCR$80.00 ($10 add. sample)
Molecular detection, conventional PCR$50.00 ($10 add. sample)
General diagnosis + culture$30.00
General diagnosis$25.00
Email/telephone consultation$0.00
Agricultural insect identification$0.00

The Plant Diagnostic Clinic at CSU specializes in detection of numerous plant pathogens and herbivorous insects. If you are experiencing Pine wilt (pinewood nematode) of needled evergreens, Bacterial leaf streak of corn, Bacterial ring rot, Blackleg/soft rot, Powdery scab or Black dot of potato, specialty services are available. Please contact the Plant Diagnostic Clinic at (970) 491-6950 or for additional information.

Please send all questions to:
phone: 970-491-6950

*Do not send payments with your sample. Once your sample has been diagnosed or identified you will receive a report with your results and an invoice with payment details.

Choose a form below and click the link to download and complete.

Plant Sample Submission Form

Insect Submission Form

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