Submitting samples for Testing

How do I submit samples to VMRD for testing?

Samples should be shipped to VMRD to the attention of the "Laboratory Director." All samples must have a signed sample submission form indicating the tests requested and a valid import permit. Sample submissions can also be arranged on our New Customer Portal. If you would like to sign up for the portal, please let us know by sending us an email to A Customer Experience Center Representative will assist you in account creation.

If you already have a Portal account and need assistance on how to submit a sample, please contact us at or feel free to watch one of the instructional videos below:

Click here to access the VMRD Customer Portal.

You can access the instructional videos on sample submission using the Customer Portal here:

Master Seed Virus

Animal Origin Products

Cell Lines

Click here for detailed instructions on shipping.

Shipping address:

VMRD, Inc.
425 NW. Albion Drive
Pullman, WA 99163

How do I obtain a valid import permit?

USDA regulations require a valid import permit to ship biological samples. Please contact our Quality Department at 800-370-2968 or

What quantity of my sample should I send?

Minimum sample quantities vary by sample type and by test type. For general standards please see our Sample Sizes and Turnaround Times Document.