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Chronic Wasting Disease Testing

LDWF and Louisiana State University have teamed up to offer CWD testing to the public. Testing is $37.50 per sample (deer head). This fee covers LDWF’s sample collection supplies and shipment ($5), LSU’s sample processing ($30), and an online payment processing fee ($2.50) to the online payment service provider.


Get Your Deer Tested for Chronic Wasting Disease

Always wear protective gloves and eyewear when cleaning game and collecting samples!

Step 1

Prepare your deer sample.

  • Record the GPS location of where the deer was harvested.
  • Remove the deer head 5 inches below the ear. (See brochure for illustration.)
  • Deer heads may be caped, with antlers and skull cap removed.
  • DO NOT FREEZE THE SAMPLE. Sample deer heads should be refrigerated or put on ice.

Step 2

Click the 'TEST MY DEER FOR CWD' button below, provide the requested information, and pay the processing fee.

Step 3

You will receive an email with a Chronic Wasting Disease Testing Request form and a receipt for your payment. Bring the form, receipt, and your deer head to one of the sampling locations listed below.

Step 4

When you drop off your sample, you will be given a sample ID number. Search the CWD testing results database using your sample ID number to view the testing status and results.

Sampling Locations

You can submit samples at the following LDWF regional offices between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Regional Office Phone Address
Baton Rouge 225.765.5030 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Hammond 985.543.4777 42371 Phyllis Ann Drive, Hammond, LA 70403
Lafayette 337.262.2080 200 Dulles Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506
Lake Charles 337.491.2575 1213 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Minden 318.371.3050 9961 Hwy 80, Minden, LA 71055
Monroe 318.343.4044 368 CenturyLink Dr, Monroe, LA 71203 
Pineville 318.487.5885 1995 Shreveport Hwy Pineville, LA 71360

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