Diagnostic Case Submission Guidelines
The National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) conducts diagnostic investigations to determine causes of wildlife morbidity and mortality events. The following guidelines outline the framework used by the NWHC to determine acceptance for diagnostic evaluation. All submissions must be submitted through, or in consultation with, an appropriate Federal, State, or Tribal agency and the NWHC point of contact. The general public, rehabilitation facilities, universities, or other laboratories will be directed to coordinate submissions through the Federal, State, or Tribal agency prior to acceptance of submissions.