Sample submission

As part of this project, we invite all First Detector participants to send in 2 to 4 suspect samples based on the pests and pathogens that were discussed at the workshop. If you need a refresher on how to submit samples, please refer to the sample submission presentation and notes under the Educational Material tab.

In order to have your samples processed free of charge, you must include a sample voucher from the workshop along with the appropriate lab's completed sample submission form. If you need additional sample submission vouchers, please contact Rachel McCarthy at Please contact the appropriate lab for assistance with submitting suspect samples.

Send insect suspect samples to:
Insect Diagnostic Laboratory
Cornell University 2144
Comstock Hall Ithaca, NY 14853
Insect Diagnostic Laboratory sample submission form

Send plant disease suspect samples to:
Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic
Cornell University
334 Plant Science Building
Ithaca, NY 14853
Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic sample submission form