COVID-19 Testing Information

COVID-19 testing collection kits are available at CVMDL. The cost per kit is $15.00

Each kit contains:

  • 5 Brain Heart Infusion broth (BHIB) specimen tubes, 3.5ml each (chilled)
  • 5 Dacron sterile specimen collection swabs
  • Parafilm squares for sealing tubes after collection
  • Ziploc bags, absorbent material, and Saf-T-Pak over-pack envelopes

Collection Instructions (PDF).pdf
List of NAHLN Approved Testing Labs for COVID-19 (PDF).pdf

NAHLN One Health Response to COVID


CVMDL is open during normal business hours despite UConn COVID-19 closings. CVMDL is monitoring COVID-19 information as it becomes available. We have been working closely with State and University officials to ensure the health and safety of our staff. At this time, we are operating during normal business hours.

During the University closure, we have been instructed that all doors to the buildings must remain locked BUT we are here. Once you arrive, please call 860-486-3738 and a staff member will escort you.

Accurate and timely testing for our clients remains our focus. We will keep you updated on our status and hours of operation.

For up to date information on state closings and COVID-19 please visit

For COVID-19 Guidance for Veterinarians and Animal Owners please visit

COVID-19 Resources for Agricultural Producers in CT