• Laboratory Services

    The Laboratory Division provides many services. From examining samples of foods, beverages, pesticides and feeds to calibration of metrological standards, lab staff work to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and to guarantee product quality and sanitation.


  • Pesticide Data Program (PDP)

    Michigan was one of the original six states selected by the USDA to participate in the Pesticide Data Program (PDP) at its inception in 1991 because of Michigan’s interest in pesticide residue data; availability of laboratory facilities, staff and technical expertise; regional diversity; and Michigan’s substantial commodity production.

  • Inspection Service Fees

    These are the fixed and hourly fees for certifying weighing and measuring devices.

  • Animal Disease Analytical Testing Services

    An informative resource for veterinarian practitioners detailing how, when, and where to submit serum samples for bovine & other ruminants, equine, swine, goat, and sheep testing. Obtaining test results is also detailed on this webpage.

  • Dry Bean Seed Sample Analysis Request Form PDF icon
  • State Milk Laboratory Evaluation Program

    MDARD evaluates Michigan's private milk testing laboratories to assure their performance.

Metrology Lab Services

Gasoline Complaint

  • To File a Gasoline Quality or Quantity Complaint

    If you suspect that you have purchased substandard fuel (mislabeled octane, water in gas, etc) or that you have received a short/incorrect measure, contact MDARD on our Complaints page.

    Questions about gas gouging should be directed to the Attorney General’s office at 1-877-765-8388.