Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory is closed and will not be accepting samples until at least mid-August of 2020. Laboratory staff are not permitted on campus due to university and state closure and social distancing policies. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service Aquatic Diagnostics Laboratory (ADL) is housed in the Department of Wildlife & Fisheries at Texas A&M University. The laboratory was established in 2013 and provides water quality testing and fish parasite and disease diagnostics for aquaculture producers and private pond and lake owners.
The laboratory’s primary mission is to provide research based analysis and diagnostics and non-biased recommendations for owners of private waters and the stakeholders of Texas. The lab specializes in water chemistry to support fisheries and aquaculture, water clearing treatments, waterborne toxins, parasitology and bacterial histopathology.
Dr. Todd Sink, Director – TAMU Aquatic Diagnostics Laboratory
Associate Professor & Aquaculture Extension Specialist
Brittany Chesser, Lead Diagnostic Scientist – TAMU Aquatic Diagnostics Laboratory
Aquatic Vegetation Management Extension Program Specialist