Huanglongbing (HLB) Diagnostic Lab
Now in our sixth year serving the citrus community!
Welcome to the HLB Diagnostic Lab at UF/IFAS/SWFREC in Immokalee. We are a new facility
dedicated to the molecular diagnostics of Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as Greening
disease of citrus. We are currently accepting suspect HLB citrus samples from growers,
researchers and homeowners.
We now test for HLB in psyllids. This new service is available to growers for detection
of HLB in psyllids, the insect vector for citrus greening. If you are interested
in this service please contact us at (239) 658-3431 and we will be happy to assist
What happens to samples after they arrive at the HLB Lab?
Sample Submission Information
Each sample must be accompanied by a completed
sample submission form or submitted by e-mail to
email@example.com. A table format including sample ID, variety, collection
date, block, row/tree number, and township/range/section is the preferred format
for e-mail submission.
For sampling instructions, please refer to the
Procedure for Sampling and Shipping Plant Material.
If you intend to submit numerous samples, please give us a call at 239-658-3400,
we will be glad to coordinate the best time to process your samples. We are open
Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00PM.
Submission of samples to the UF HLB Diagnostic Laboratory constitutes consent for
anonymous data pertaining to those samples to be used for research by the University
of Florida as seen fit. The Sample Submitter assumes all risks and liabilities associated
with sample testing. The UF HLB Diagnostic Laboratory shall not be liable for any
damages arising from, related to, or caused by sample testing and/or the use of
information generated by sample testing.