We test feed materials for ergovaline, lolitrem B and ergot alkaloids.
Updated August 4, 2021
Welcome to the home page for the Endophyte Service Laboratory! We test feed materials for ergovaline, lolitrem B and ergot alkaloids; for some test types, rush processing is available. Registered clients can use the “Commercial Client Log-In” link to submit samples for endophyte mycotoxin testing in a variety of feed substances and retrieve results once they are available. The website recently underwent a renovation, so returning clients will need to reset their password to log in. At this time, we are asking that all samples be submitted by dropping off in the sample bin of the Oak Creek Building parking lot or through the mail and not via in-person drop-off. USPS, UPS and FedEx will all deliver mail to our lab address:
Endophyte Service Laboratory
3015 SW Western Blvd.
Oregon State University
139 Oak Creek Building
Corvallis, OR 97331
In addition, individuals can find answers here to commonly asked questions, relevant scientific literature, and contact information for the laboratory. If you have any questions, please reach out to the laboratory by phone (541-737-9414) or email (Jennifer.Duringer@oregonstate.edu) and we will provide advice on setting up an account and proper sample collection/submission as well as answer any questions surrounding endophyte toxicoses that you may have.
Jennifer M. Duringer, Ph.D.
This is our online sample testing submission and general information website. Registered commercial clients can use this system to submit samples for Endophyte and Ergot Mycotoxin Testing. Additionally, individuals should be able to find answers to commonly asked questions, current scientific literature and contact information for the laboratory.
We test feed and plant materials for ergovaline, lolitrem B and ergot alkaloids. For some test types, rush processing is available. Please see our fee schedule for current costs for each test.
Anyone can submit samples in person, by mail or by express mail carrier. However, clinical clients should contact the laboratory by phone or email prior to submission so that we can provide advise on proper sample collection and submission, and gather details on clinical history.
Commercial clients please log in if you are a registered user. Otherwise please contact laboratory for assistance.
When possible, try to determine the type/species of plant material you have. Is the feed material a type of fescue, ryegrass, a mix of both or something else?
If you would like assistance deciding what test(s) are appropriate, or if you believe you may have an ergot problem, please call the Endophyte Service Laboratory at 541-737-2872 for consultation.