Plant Diagnostic Clinic

Get Help With Your Plant and Insect Questions

We are the Colorado state lab in the National Plant Diagnostic Network. If you’re having any problems with your plants, let us help! Services we offer include:

  • plant disease diagnosis
  • agricultural insect identification
  • plant identification
  • recommendations

Our CSU Spur Lab is Now Open!

Visit us in the Terra Building at the CSU Spur Campus in Denver, CO.

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potato plant sample

Submitting a Sample

To properly evaluate your specimen, we need you to help us by following the instructions for your type of sample.

Service Pricing

Diagnostics Service Fees





General Diagnosis May require additional tests $30
Agricultural Insect Identification No body tissue or fluid samples accepted $15
Plant Identification Physical specimen or digital image $25
Virus Testing Serological – ELISA $50, additional samples $10
Molecular Detection Conventional PCR $50, additional samples $10
Molecular Detection Quantitative PCR $80, additional samples $10
Potato Speciality Testing Blackleg Soft and Bacterial Ring Rot, Powdery Scab, Black Dot contact us for pricing
Evergreen Tree Tests Pine Wilt contact us for pricing
Other Specialty Tests Specific pathogen detection for multiple plant hosts contact us for pricing

Our Team

We have a dedicated team of diagnosticians who work on accurately answering your plant pest and disease questions.

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Voice: (970) 491-6950

Temporary Address for Mail and Walk-in Delivery
T-316 Terra Building
CSU Spur
4780 National Western Drive
Denver, CO 80216

Spurring Discovery In Food And Agriculture

The CSU Spur Campus at Denver’s National Western Center brings together research, teaching and engagement activities in a modern-day approach to the university’s land-grant mission. The public-facing campus celebrates the proud tradition of Colorado agriculture while inspiring innovation with global impact.

At CSU Spur, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Agricultural Experiment Station collaborate with diverse partners to provide a community-centric, experiential and lifelong learning opportunity focusing on the safety, security and sustainability of food and natural resources to enhance the well-being of humans, plants and animals.