Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Site

Berrimah Veterinary Laboratory

Accreditation No.

13626

Site No.

13619

Date of Accreditation

20 Feb 2001

Address

Berrimah Farm Science Precinct, Makagon Road
Berrimah, NT 828
Australia

dpir.nt.gov.au/homepage

Contact

Ms Amanda Adams P: +61 (08) 89992304

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

Veterinarian Supervised Laboratory

Scope of Accreditation

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 method BTMM5; Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) method

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species and avian species Faeces; Tissues Salmonella spp. Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BTMM6

Fluids; Pus; Tissues Burkholderia pseudomallei Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BTMM7

Fluids; Swabs; Tissues Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BTMM2 (general culture), BTMM3 (anaerobic culture) and BTMM4 (bacterial identification). 

Fluids; Tissues Campylobacter spp. Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BTMM9

Pus; Tissues Mycobacterium spp. Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BTMM8

Tissues Streptococcus iniae Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BTMM3

Detection and identification of fungi and mouldsFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species and avian species Fluids; Hair; Skin; Swabs; Tissues Aspergillus spp.; Basidiobolus spp.; Chrysosporium spp.; Conidiobolus spp.; Curvularia spp.; Geotrichum spp.; Microsporum spp.; Mucor spp.; Paecilomyces spp.​​​​; Pythium spp.; Trichophyton spp.; Identification of unknown fungi; Yeasts Cultural; Microscopic examination

in-house method BTMM12; Generic Methods as per McGinnis, MR: Laboratory Handbook of Medical Mycology. New York, Academic Press, 1980

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Detection and identification of bacteriaFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, equine species and avian species Swabs Chlamydia spp. PCR - 16S Universal in-house method MTMM8
Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals (bovine and ovine) Faeces Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) PCR - High throughput direct in-house method MTMM15
Detection and identification of viruses Swabs Newcastle disease virus (NDV) PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method MTMM20
Detection and identification of viruses For production animals Whole blood Bluetongue virus (BTV) PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method MTMM7
Detection and identification of virusesFor aquatic animals Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Fluids; Tissues; Whole blood Nodavirus PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method MTMM21
Tissues Ostreid herpes virus 1 PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method MTMM22
White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method MTMM27
Detection and identification of virusesFor equine species Swabs; Whole blood Hendra virus PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method MTMM12
Detection and identification of virusesFor production animals, avian species and equine species Swabs Avian influenza H5 genome; Avian influenza H7; Equine influenza virus H3 gene; Influenza A virus PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method MTMM14
Detection and identification of virusesFor production animals Culture materials; Tissues; Whole blood Bovine ephemeral fever virus PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method MTMM5
Fluids; Swabs; Tissues; Whole blood Foot and mouth disease virus (FMD) PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method MTMM11

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Examination of biopsy material Tissues Histological examination Histopathology; Macroscopic examination; Microscopic examination; Special stains

in-house methods - Histology Test Methods Manual and Histology Procedures Manual.

Prion disease lesions Histopathology

Australian and New Zealand Standard Diagnostic Procedure, Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, August 2010; in-house method - Pathology Procedures Manual

Necropsy servicesFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species and avian species Body; Tissues Gross pathology and collection of sub-samples Anatomical pathology; Microscopic examination

in-house methods - Pathology Procedures Manual

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor avian species Serum Newcastle disease virus (NDV) Haemagglutination inhibition

in-house method - Virology Test Methods Manual

Influenza A virus Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

in-house method - Serology Test Methods Manual; manufacturers instructions - IDEXX Influenza A Antibody test kit

Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production animals (bovine) and equine species Serum Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV); Equine infectious anaemia virus; Palyam virus (PALV); Epizootic haemorrhagic disease (EHD) Agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID)

in-house method - Virology Test Methods Manual

Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production animals Serum Akabane virus; Bluetongue virus (BTV); Bovine ephemeral fever virus; Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV); Kunjin virus; Murray Valley encephalitis virus; Epizootic haemorrhagic disease (EHD); Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) Serum neutralisation

in-house method - Virology Test Methods Manual

Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production animals Serum Bluetongue virus (BTV) Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in-house method STMM2

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Detection and identification of virusesFor production animals Culture materials Bovine ephemeral fever virus Indirect fluorescent antibody in-house method - Virology Test Methods Manual (IFA grouping - BEF groups: Adelaide Rv, Berrimah BEF, Kimberly BEF)
Detection and identification of virusesFor production animals and avian species Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Serum; Swabs; Tissues; Whole blood Arbovirus; Bovine ephemeral fever virus; Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus; Newcastle disease virus (NDV); Identification of unknown viruses Cultural

in-house methods - Virology Test Methods Manual

Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Tissues; Whole blood Arbovirus; Bluetongue virus (BTV); Bovine ephemeral fever virus; Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus; Newcastle disease virus (NDV); Identification of unknown viruses Embryonated egg culture

in-house methods - Virology Test Methods Manual (Intravenous and allantoic innoculation)

Detection and identification of virusesFor production animals Culture materials Bluetongue virus (BTV) Indirect fluorescent antibody

in-house method - Virology Test Methods Manual (Indirect IFA grouping - BTV1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 ,15, 16, 20, 21, 23)

Akabane virus; Bluetongue virus (BTV); Bovine ephemeral fever virus; Epizootic haemorrhagic disease virus; Palyam virus (PALV) Micro-neutralisation typing

in-house method - Virology Test Methods Manual

Epizootic haemorrhagic disease virus Indirect fluorescent antibody in-house methods - Virology Test Methods Manual
Aino virus; Akabane virus; Douglas virus; Peaton virus; Simbu virus; Tinaroo virus group-reactive Indirect fluorescent antibody In-house methods - Virology Test Methods Manual
Palyam virus (PALV) Indirect fluorescent antibody in-house method - Virology Test Methods Manual (IFA grouping - Palyam groups: Bunyip Creek, CSIRO Village, D'Aguilar, Marrakai and DPP66)
Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Serum; Swabs; Tissues Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

in-house method - Virology Test Method Manual; manufacturers Instructions - IDEXX HerdCheck BVDV Antigen/Serum Plus ELISA kit

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