Blood samples should be collected aseptically using a 10 ml plain blood vacuum tube.
Allow each sample to clot, and the serum to separate, before refrigerating and transporting to the laboratory.
Samples must be labelled serially (e.g. 1 to 20). Label the tube, not the cap, as caps are removed during testing. Please submit a key list of sample numbers and animal numbers.
Herd or Flock animal identification sheet (42Kb)
Minimum Sample required
|AGID (Agar Gel Immunodiffusion) - bluetongue, Johne's, mucosal disease||clotted blood||2 ml|
|CFT (B. abortus or B. ovis, Q fever)||clotted blood||2 ml|
ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) - caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE), Johne's disease.
|clotted blood||2 ml|
|Antigen ELISA (pestivirus) ||clotted blood or heparinised blood||2 ml|
|ear notch||5 mm diameter|
|Leptospirosis||clotted blood||2 ml|
|Toxoplasmosis (MAT or IFAT)||clotted blood or serum ||1 ml (0.2 ml serum)|
|Neosporum canium (IFAT)||clotted blood, tissue fluids (heart blood, thoracic, abomasal or cardiac)||Retrieve tissue fluids from aborted foetus at necropsy|
Please contact the laboratory to discuss other tests that may be offered by external laboratories.
(Additional freight and handling charges will apply.)
| Common Sendaway Tests|