Regional Laboratory Services

Site

Benalla Laboratory

Accreditation No.

14255

Site No.

14248

Date of Accreditation

18 Sep 2000

Address

136 Samaria Road
Benalla, VIC 3672
Australia

regionallabservices.com.au

Contact

Dr David Paynter P: +61 (03) 57627502

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

Scientist Supervised Laboratory

Scope of Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for trace elements Faeces Lead Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) - Flame

in-house method RLS072

Ocular fluid; Plasma; Serum Nitrate; Nitrite Reflectometry in-house method RLS-146
Plasma; Serum Copper; Iron; Zinc Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) - Flame in-house method RLS046
Plasma; Serum; Whole blood Manganese Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) - Graphite furnace

in-house method RLS130

Tissues Arsenic Spectrophotometry

in-house method RLS094 (hydride generation)

Copper; Iron; Manganese; Zinc Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) - Flame

in-house methods RLS073 and RLS149

Lead Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) - Graphite furnace

in-house method RLS143

Tissues; Whole blood Selenium Fluorimetry

in-house method RLS090 (SCA standard method)

Whole blood Lead Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) - Graphite furnace

in-house method RLS131

Analysis of excreta Urine Specific gravity Refractometry

in-house method RLS144

Albumin; Bilirubin; Creatinine; Glucose; Ketones; Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC); Nitrite; Protein; Specific gravity; Urinalysis; pH Dipstick

in-house methods RLS144 (dipstick) and RLS075 (pH); Manufacturers Instructions

Casts; Crystals; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC); Sediment examination Microscopic examination in-house method RLS144
Analysis of non-clinical samples for residues and contaminants Animal feeds Selenium Fluorimetry

in-house method RLS090 (SCA standard method)

Nitrate; Nitrite Reflectometry in-house method RLS146
Animal feeds; Crops Cyanide Adsorption to alkaline picrate; Spectrophotometry

in-house method RLS123

Environmental samples; Suspect sources - Nitric acid soluble Lead Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) - Flame in-house method RLS072
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studiesFor companion animals (canine, feline), production animals (bovine, ovine, cervine, porcine, alpaca) and equine species Plasma; Serum Haptoglobins Autoanalyser (AA) in house method RLS153; Kone Autoanalyser
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studiesFor companion animals, equine species and production animals Ocular fluid; Plasma; Serum D-lactate Autoanalyser (AA); Enzyme activity; Spectrophotometry

in-house method RLS116, Kone Autoanalyser

Ocular fluid; Plasma; Serum; Urine Potassium; Sodium Flame emission spectroscopy (FES)

in-house methods RLS071 and RLS075

Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studiesFor companion animals, production animals, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species Milk Urea Autoanalyser (AA)

in-house method RLS099 (Kone Autoanalyser); manufacturers instructions

Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studiesFor companion animals, production animals, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species Tissues; Whole blood Glutathione peroxidase Autoanalyser (AA); Spectrophotometry

in-house method RLS045; Kone Autoanalyser (SCA standard method)

Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studiesFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species and avian species Ocular fluid Calcium; Glucose; Magnesium; Urea; β-Hydroxybutyrate Autoanalyser (AA); Spectrophotometry

in-house method RLS099 (Kone Autoanalyser); manufacturers instructions

Plasma; Serum Carbon dioxide (CO2) Monometric

in-house method RLS071

Urine Calcium; Magnesium Autoanalyser (AA); Spectrophotometry

in-house method RLS075; Kone Autoanalyser

Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studiesFor production animals Urine Allantoin; Creatinine Colourimetry; Spectrophotometry

in-house method RLS115

Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studiesFor production animals (bovine) Plasma; Serum Pepsinogen Spectrophotometry

in-house method RLS095; SCA standard method, sample blanked enzymatic

Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studiesFor production animals, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, equine species Plasma; Serum Caeruloplasmin Spectrophotometry

in-house method RLS097

Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studiescompanion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species and avian species Plasma; Serum Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Alkaline phosphatase; Ammonia; Amylase; Aspartate aminotransferase; Bile acids; Bilirubin - Conjugated; Bilirubin - Total; Calcium; Chloride; Cholesterol; Creatinine; Creatinine kinase; Glucose; Glutamine dehydrogenase; Lipase; Magnesium; Non-esterified fatty acids; Phosphate; Protein - Total; Sulfate; Triglycerides; β-Hydroxybutyrate; γ-Glutamyltransferase Autoanalyser (AA); Spectrophotometry

in-house method RLS099 (Kone Autoanalyser); manufacturers instructions

Determination of hormones and hormone binding proteinsFor companion animals, production animals, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species Plasma; Serum Thyroxine (T4) Autoanalyser (AA); Immunoassay; Spectrophotometry

in-house method RLS129; Kone Autoanalyser

Haemastasis/coagulation related testingFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species and avian species Plasma Plasma protein Refractometry

in-house method RLS092

Haemastasis/coagulation related testingFor production animals (bovine) Plasma Fibrinogen Heat precipitation; Refractometry

in-house method RLS092

Haematology - Full blood examinationFor companion animals, equine species and production animals Whole blood Erythrocyte count (red blood cell count, RBCC); Haemoglobin (Hb); Leucocyte count (white blood cell count, WBCC); Platelet count Haematology analyser

in-house methods RLS092 and RLS091; Sysmex XP100

Blood film; Differential cell count; Parasite identification; Reticulocyte count Microscopic examination

in-house methods RLS092 and RLS091

Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV) Centrifugation

in-house method RLS092

Immunoglobulin investigationsFor production animals (bovine) Serum Immunoglobulin G (IgG) Spectrophotometry

in-house method RLS096 (Zinc sulphate turbidity test)

Quantitation of vitaminsFor companion animals, production animals, zoo animals, wildlife, equine species Liver; Plasma; Serum Cobalamin (vitamin B12) Immunoassay

in-house method RLS085; Cobas e411; modified automated

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