Aquatic Diagnostics Lab

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.

Directions for Submitting a Water Sample for Testing

Directions for Submitting a Fish Sample for Testing

How Much Do Lab Tests Cost?

Understanding Water Quality Reports

 

 Lab Personnel

Dr. Todd Sink, Director – TAMU Aquatic Diagnostics Laboratory

Associate Department Head & Program Leader, Associate Professor & Aquaculture Extension Specialist
534 John Kimbrough Blvd., Bldg. 1537
2258 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2258
todd.sink@tamu.edu

Brittany Chesser, Lead Diagnostic Scientist – TAMU Aquatic Diagnostics Laboratory

Aquatic Vegetation Management Extension Program Specialist
534 John Kimbrough Blvd., Bldg. 1537
2258 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2258
brittany.chesser@tamu.edu

Katie Bradshaw, ADL Administrative Coordinator – TAMU Aquatic Diagnostics Laboratory

534 John Kimbrough Blvd., Bldg. 1537
2258 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2258
kathrine.bradshaw@tamu.edu

 

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