Dept of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Site

Animal Health Laboratory

Accreditation No.

384

Site No.

14234

Date of Accreditation

08 Aug 2001

Address

165 Westbury Road
Launceston, TAS 7250
Australia

dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Contact

Mr Jim Lentern P: +61 (03) 67772101

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

Veterinarian Supervised Laboratory

Scope of Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis of excreta Urine Specific gravity Refractometry

in-house method CLINM-003

Bilirubin; Blood; Glucose; Ketones; Protein; pH Dipstick

Manufacturers instructions

Casts; Crystals; Epithelial cells; Sediment examination Microscopic examination

in-house method CLINM-003

Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studiesFor production animals, production avian species, wildlife, aquatic animals laboratory animals Plasma; Serum Albumin; Aspartate aminotransferase; Bilirubin - Total; Calcium; Chloride; Creatinine kinase; Glucose; Glutamine dehydrogenase; Magnesium; Pepsinogen; Phosphorus; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Urea; β-Hydroxybutyrate; γ-Glutamyltransferase Autoanalyser (AA); Ion selective electrode (ISE); Spectrophotometry

Automated analyser (Konelab 20XTi) and in-house method CLINM-015 (Pepsinogen)

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Cytopathology investigations Fluids - Ascites, washes, urine effusions FNA varying sites Cell identification Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method HISTM-002

Examination of biopsy material Tissues Prion disease lesions Histopathology

in-house method PATH-002, Australian and New Zealand Standard Diagnostic Procedure, Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, August 2010.

Histological examination Histopathology; Macroscopic examination; Microscopic examination; Special stains

in-house methods

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Antibiotic sensitivity (susceptibility) testing Bacterial isolates Zone of growth inhibition Disc diffusion

in-house VMICM-201, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Disk and Dilution Susceptibility Tests for Bacteria Isolated from Animals; Approved Standard-Fourth Edition

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor aquatic animals Tissues; Whole blood Aeromonas salmonicida; Aeromonas spp.; Carnobacterium piscicola (Carnobacterium maltaromaticum, Lactobacillus piscicola, Lactobacillus maltaromaticum); Lactococcus spp.; Photobacterium spp.; Vagococcus spp.; Vibrio anguillarum; Vibrio spp.; Yersinia ruckeri; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods FMICM-010 FMICM-011 FMICM-012 FMICM-013

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor bees/apiculture Honey; Larval smear; Whole blood Melissococcus plutonius; Paenibacillus larvae; American foulbrood (AFB); European foulbrood (EFB) Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VMICM-012

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production and non-production animals, avian species, wildlife Fluids; Swabs; Tissues Clostridium spp.​​​​ Biochemical; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VMICM-006

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production and non-production animals, wildlife, avian species Fluids; Gastrointestinal tract specimens; Mucus; Preputial wash; Swabs; Tissues Campylobacter spp. Biochemical; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VMICM-007

Fluids; Swabs; Tissues Listeria monocytogenes; Listeria spp. Biochemical; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VMICM-009

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals, production avian species, wildlife, aquatic animals, laboratory animals, bees/apiculture Bacterial isolates Streptococcus group A; Streptococcus group B; Streptococcus group C; Streptococcus group D; Streptococcus group F; Streptococcus group G Latex agglutination

Manufacturers instructions - Oxoid kit

Salmonella spp.; Staphylococcus aureus Latex agglutination

Manufacturers instructions - Oxoid kit

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals, production avian species, wildlife, laboratory animals Abortion material; Fluids; Foetal specimens Campylobacter spp.; Enterobacteriaceae; Staphylococcus spp.; Streptococcus spp.; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VMICM-004

Faeces; Intestinal contents Escherichia coli​​​​; Salmonella spp.; Yersinia spp.; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VMICM-002

Faeces; Intestinal contents; Tissues Salmonella spp. Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VMICM-005

Milk Staphylococcus aureus; Streptococcus agalactiae (Streptococcus group B); Streptococcus dysgalactiae ss. dysgalactiae; Streptococcus dysgalactiae ss. equisimilis; Streptococcus spp.; Streptococcus uberis; Trueperella pyogenes; Identification of bacteria causing mastitis Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VMICM-003

Pus; Tissues Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae; Escherichia coli​​​​; Fusobacterium necrophorum; Listeria monocytogenes; Mannheimia haemolytica; Pasteurella multocida; Staphylococcus aureus; Trueperella pyogenes; Yersinia pseudotuberculosis; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VMICM-001

Scrapings Dichelobacter nodosus (footrot) Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VMICM-008

Skin; Tissues Actinobacillus ligneresi; Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis; Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae; Staphylococcus aureus; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VMICM-014

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals Mucus; Preputial swabs; Semen Actinobacillus seminis; Brucella ovis; Campylobacter fetus ss. venerealis (Cfv); Listeria spp.; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VMICM-013

Detection and identification of fungi and mouldsFor bees/apiculture Brood comb; Match stick scrape Ascosphaera apis; Aspergillus spp. Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VMICM-012

Detection and identification of fungi and mouldsFor production animals, production avian species, wildlife, laboratory animals Hair; Skin; Tissues Candida albicans; Identification of unknown fungi; Yeasts Cultural; Staining

in-house method VMICM-014

Detection and identification of other microorganismsFor production animals (excluding porcine respiratory samples and production avian species), companion animals and wildlife. Fluids; Swabs; Tissues Mycoplasma spp. Cultural

in-house method VMICM-011

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Detection and identification of bacteriaFor aquatic animals Bacterial isolates; Swabs; Tissues Rickettsia-like organisms; Yersinia ruckeri PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

in-house methods MOLM-010, MOLM-014, MOLM-018, MOLM-077

Aeromonas salmonicida PCR - 16S Universal; Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

in-house method MOLM-011

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals, production avian species, wildlife, aquatic animals, laboratory animals Bacterial isolates; Swabs; Tissues Actinobacillus seminis; Aeromonas hydrophila; Bacillus anthracis; Brucella ovis; Flavobacterium columnare (Flexibacter columnare); Flavobacterium damselae; Flavobacterium psychrophilums (Cytophaga psychrophilums); Histophilus somni (Histophilus ovis); Tenacibaculum maritimum (Flexibacter maritimum); Vibrio parahaemolyticus; Yersinia ruckeri Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

in-house methods MOLM-008, MOLM-011, MOLM-017, MOLM-020, MOLM-021, MOLM-022, MOLM-023, MOLM-024, MOLM-100

Detection and identification of fungi and mouldsFor aquatic animals Fungal isolates; Swabs; Tissues Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

in-house method MOLM-018 

Detection and identification of other microorganismsFor production animals Bacterial isolates; Swabs; Tissues Mycoplasma bovis PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

in-house method MOLM-014

Detection and identification of virusesFor production animals, production avian species, wildlife, aquatic animals, laboratory animals Culture materials; Swabs; Tissues Abalone viral ganglioneuritis; Avian influenza H5 genome; Avian influenza H7; Avian influenza type A; Equine influenza virus; Newcastle disease virus (NDV); Ostreid herpes virus 1; Pilchard orthomyxovirus; Tasmanian Atlantic salmon reovirus PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

in-house methods MOLM-001, MOLM-003, MOLM-006, MOLM-0015, MOLM-025, MOLM-026

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Detection and identification of molluscs Pastures; Snails Liver fluke snail (Lymnaea tomentosa) Macroscopic examination

in-house method PARAM-008

Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production and companion animals Faeces Lungworm larvae Baermann technique; Sedimentation

in-house method PARAM-005

Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals (ovine, caprine, cervine) Faeces Faecal eggs Anthelmintic resistance

in-house method PARAM-013

Faeces; Gastrointestinal tract specimens Nematodirus egg count; Strongylid egg count Faecal floatation in-house methods PARAM-010, PARAM-011, PARAM-012
Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals and equine species Faeces Strongyloides larvae; Strongylus larvae Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method PARAM-007 (Larval differentiation)

Strongyloides larvae; Strongylus larvae Cultural

in-house method PARAM-007 (Larval culture and separation)

Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals, companion animals Hydatid cysts Tapeworm Microscopic examination

in-house method PARAM-015

Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals, production avian species, wildlife, laboratory animals. Faeces; Fresh or preserved parasites; Gastrointestinal tract specimens; Intestinal contents; Tissues Identification of unknown parasites Microscopic examination

in-house method PARAM-016

Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals. Faeces Liver fluke Faecal floatation

in-house method PARAM-006

Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals Faeces; Gastrointestinal tract specimens Coccidia oocyst count; Nematodirus egg count; Strongylid egg count Faecal floatation; Microscopic examination

in-house methods PARAM-001 and PARAM-002 (McMaster)

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Necropsy services Body; Tissues Gross pathology and collection of sub-samples Anatomical pathology; Microscopic examination

in-house methods PATHM-001, FPM-001, FPM-002, FPM-004, FPM-006, FPM-008, FPM-009 and FPM-010

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production and companion animals Serum Neospora caninum antibody; Toxoplasma gondii antibody Indirect fluorescent antibody

in-house methods SEROM-023 and SEROM-029

Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production animals, companion animals, production avian species, wildlife, aquatic animals Serum Toxoplasma gondii antibody Serum agglutination

in-house method SEROM-028

Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production animals, companion animals, wildlife Serum Leptospirosis Microscopic agglutination

in-house method SEROM-019

Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production animals Serum Pestivirus Antigen capture ELISA

in-house method SEROM-038 (Pestivirus Antigen Capture ELISA Serum / Ear Notch Test IDEXX kit insert Cat. No. 99-43810)

Caprine arthritis encephalitis virus; Johne's disease Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

in-house methods SEROM-009 and SEROM-018 (Small Ruminant Lentivirus Antibody Test Kit – VMRD Cat. No.289-2, Johne’s Disease ELISA
IDEXX kit insert. Cat. No. P07130-5, or IDVET kit insert. Cat. No. PARAS-5P)

Bluetongue virus (BTV); Johne's disease; Mucosal disease Agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID)

in-house methods SEROM-007, SEROM-016 and SEROM-020

Brucella abortus; Brucella ovis; Q-fever Complement fixation test (CFT)

in-house methods SEROM-001, SEROM-002 and SEROM-026

The only data displayed is that deemed relevant and necessary for the clear description of the activities and services covered by the scope of accreditation.

Grey text appearing in a SoA is additional freetext providing further refinement or information on the data in the preceding line entry.