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Submit a Sample

1. Prepare your sample.

Please follow the submission preparation instructions to ensure your sample arrives safely.

General Prep Instructions

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Fee Price Change

As of May 12, 2022, there will be a $15 fee for insect and arthropod identification. The fee will apply for both physical and digital image samples.

2. Select a service.

Basic servicesPrice
General diagnosis + culture$30.00
Agricultural insect identification$15.00
Plant identification$25.00
Email/telephone consultation$0.00
Virus testing, serological (ELISA)$50.00 ($10 add. sample)
Molecular detection, conventional PCR$50.00 ($10 add. sample)
Molecular detection, quantitative PCR$80.00 ($10 add. sample)

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.

3. Contact the Clinic

If you have questions about how to send a sample or want to discuss the problem, send us an email to or call us at (970) 491-6950.

If you have any images of your plants, please email them to Images are very helpful for us to understand what you are observing and how to best approach the problem.

4. Choose the appropriate form for your sample and click the button to download and complete.

5. Send your sample our way!

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