We test feed materials for ergovaline, lolitrem B and ergot alkaloids.
Updated Wednesday July 1, 2020
Prices for testing have increased for this fiscal year. Ergovaline and lolitrem B quantitation are now $86 each, and rush processing for either of those tests is $25 each. In addition, the ergot pellet test has increased to $110.
***Impacts of COVID-19 to operations in the Endophyte Service Lab***
At this time, OSU campuses and facilities remain open for operations statewide; however, OSU is taking measures to reduce the frequency of interactions among students, faculty, staff and visitors to the extent possible. Information on OSU’s COVID-19 response can be found at https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/coronavirus. The Endophyte Service Lab is currently testing for mycotoxins and is practicing measures recommended by OSU through the CDC, Oregon Health Authority and other public health agencies to minimize risk to our employees. We do not anticipate longer than normal sample turn-around times at this juncture with the current sample volume, and ability to practice social distancing, wearing face coverings, and hand-washing/sanitizing procedures. At this time, we are asking that all samples be submitted by dropping off in the sample bin of the Oak Creek 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
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the lab at 541-737-2872 or my office line at 541-737-9414.
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.