Facilities Services Facility Unit (Room) Use Codes

570 Animal Facilities

Definition: A space that houses laboratory animals used for research and/or instructional purposes.

Description: Includes animal rooms; cage rooms; stalls; wards; and procedure, operating, recovery, isolation, quarantine, and similar spaces for instruction and research.

Limitations: Animal Facilities are typically subject to the rules and regulations of agencies regarding the care and use of laboratory animals (e.g., requirements of the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC)). Does not include agricultural field buildings sheltering animals that do not directly support instruction or research (see Field Building-560). Does not include areas that directly serve facilities used for the treatment of animals (see Treatment/Examination Clinic–850).