Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Site

DPIRD Diagnostics and Laboratory Services, Animal Pathology – DDLS – AP

Accreditation No.

13724

Site No.

13717

Date of Accreditation

01 Jun 2017

Address

3 Baron-Hay Court
South Perth, WA 6151
Australia

agric.wa.gov.au/ddls-animal-pathology

Contact

Mr Troy Adriansz P: +61 (08) 93683764

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

Veterinarian Supervised Laboratory

Scope of Accreditation

DPIRD Diagnostics and Laboratory Services, Animal Pathology – DDLS – AP

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Food and Beverage

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis of biotoxin residues and contaminants Shellfish 13-Desmethyl spirolide C (SPX1); Azaspiracid (AZA); Azaspiracid 1 (AZA1); Azaspiracid 2 (AZA2); Azaspiracid 3 (AZA3); Decarbamoylgonyautoxins 2 and 3 (dcGTX2,3); Decarbamoylneosaxitoxin (dcNEO); Decarbamoylsaxitoxin (dcSTX); Dinophysistoxin 1 (DTX1); Dinophysistoxin 2 (DTX2); Domoic acid (DA); Gonyautoxin 1 and 4 (GTX1,4); Gonyautoxin 2 and 3 (GTX2,3); Gonyautoxin 5 (GTX5, B-1); Gymnodimine (GYM); N-Sulfocarbamoyl-gonyautoxin 1 and 2 (C1,2); Neosaxitoxin (NEO); Okadaic acid (OA); Pectenotoxin-2 (PTX2); Pinnatoxin G (PnTX); Saxitoxin (STX); Tetrodotoxin (TTZ); Yessotoxin (YTX); homo-Yessotoxin (h-YTX) LC-MS-MS in-house method BTM-01, 02
DDLS – Anatomical Pathology

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure

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Examination of biopsy material
Tissues Prion disease lesions Microscopic examination The Australian  and New Zealand standard diagnostic procedure (ANZSDP) for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), August 2010.
Histological examination Histopathology; Immunohistochemistry; Macroscopic examination; Microscopic examination; Special stains

in-house methods PTP-04, PTP-05, PTW-01, PTW-04 (gross exam), PTP-08, PTP-09 (microscopic exam), FHP-15

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Immunohistochemistry investigation
Tissues Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV); Chlamydia spp.; Porcine circovirus type 2; Distemper Frozen section; Paraffin section

in-house methods IHC-1, IHC-3 and IHC-2

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Necropsy services
Body; Tissues Gross pathology and collection of sub-samples Anatomical pathology; Microscopic examination

in-house methods PTP-4, PTP-5, PTW-01, PTW-04, FHP-11, FHP-12 and FHP-13

DDLS – Electron Microscopy

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure

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Detection and identification of virusesFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, aquatic animals, wildlife, equine species and avian species
Tissues Identification of unknown viruses Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)

in-house methods EMM-1, EMM-2, EMM-5, EMM-6, EMM-7, EMM-8, EMM-9, EMM-10, EMM-11, EMM-12, EMM-13, EMM-14, EMM-15 and EMM-16

Fixatives include: glutaraldehyde, osmium tetraoxide, 

Stains include: tol blue, uranyl acetate, lead citrate, negative staining, 

DDLS – Molecular Biology

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Agribusiness

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure

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Analysis for insect infestation
Agricultural materials; Insect skin casts; Insect specimens; Larvae; Pupae Khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) PCR - Quantitative (qPCR); Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in-house method MBM-026 

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Plant health diagnostics - Viruses, virus-like organisms and viroids
Plant material Pospiviroid (potato spindle tuber viroid [PSTVd]) Molecular in-house method PMM-1

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure

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Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals (bovine) and avian species
Faeces; Swabs; Tissues; Whole blood Clostridium botulinum type C toxin; Clostridium botulinum type D toxin PCR - Quantitative (qPCR); Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in-house method MBM-027

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Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals (ruminants, bovine, ovine, caprine, camelidae, cervidae)
Faeces Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) PCR - Quantitative (qPCR); Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in-house method MBM-025

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Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals
Bacterial isolates; Faeces; Swabs; Tissues Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Johne's disease); Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease) type 1; Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease) type 2 PCR - Quantitative (qPCR); PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) - Multiplex; Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

in-house methods MYM-TB6 and MYM-TB3

Mycobacterium bovis PCR - Quantitative (qPCR); PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) - Multiplex; Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

in-house methods MYM-TB5, MYM-TB10 and MYW-15

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Detection and identification of parasites and arthropods
Fresh or preserved parasites Screw worm fly PCR - Quantitative (qPCR); Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in-house method MBM-028

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Detection and identification of viruses
Whole blood Ovine herpes virus 2 (malignant catarrhal fever) Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

in-house method VIM-11

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Detection and identification of virusesFir production animals (bovine), equine species and avian species
Faeces; Swabs; Tissues; Whole blood Avian influenza H5 genome; Avian influenza H7; Bluetongue virus (BTV); Foot and mouth disease virus (FMD); Hendra virus; Influenza A virus; Newcastle disease virus (NDV) PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) - Reverse transcription; Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in-house methods MBM-001 (FluA), MBM-002 (NDV), MBM-003 (Hendra), MBM-004 (FMD), MBM-005 (BTV)

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Environment

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure

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Detection, characterisation and/or quantification of nucleic acids
DNA Annelida; Arthropoda; Chlorophyta; Chordata - Ascidian; Chordata - Fish; Cnidaria; Ctenophora; Echinodermata; Mollusca; Ochrophyta; Platyhelminthes; Porifera; Rhodophyta Barcode of life database (BOLD); DNA barcoding; Extraction; International nucleotide sequence database collaborative (INSDC); Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

in-house method BBM-0

DDLS – Parasitology

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure

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Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor bees/apiculture
Fresh or preserved parasites Tropilaelaps mite; Braula fly; Varroa mite (Varroa destructor) Microscopic examination in-house method PAM-37

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Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals (Bovine, camelids, caprine, ovine, porcine), production avian species, zoo animals, equine species
Muscle; Scrapings; Tissues Identification of unknown parasites Microscopic agglutination; Microscopic examination

in-house method PAM-30

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Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals (Bovine, camelids, caprine, ovine, porcine), production avian species, zoo animals, equine species
Faeces Coccidia oocyst count; Moniezia egg count; Nematodirus egg count; Strongylid egg count; Strongyloides egg count; Trichuris egg count Microscopic examination

in-house method PAM-18

Cryptosporidium oocyst; Giardia cyst; Giardia oocyst; Giardia trophozoites Direct immunofluorescence; Microscopic examination

in-house method PAM-26

Faeces; Intestinal contents; Scrapings Identification of unknown parasites Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods PAM-33 (formol ether concentration), PAM-34 (giemsa and Diff-Quik® stains)

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Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals (Bovine, camelids, caprine, ovine, porcine), zoo animals, equine species
Faeces Cryptosporidium spp. Immunochromatography in-house method PAM-36
Faeces; Fluids; Urine Chabertia larvae; Cooperia larvae; Haemonchus larvae; Hyostrongylus larvae; Oesophagostomum larvae; Ostertagia larvae; Strongylus larvae; Triodontophorus larvae Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method PAM-25 (larval differentiation)

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Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals (Bovine, caprine, ovine), zoo animals
Faeces Elaphostrongylus cervi larvae; Lungworm larvae Baermann technique

Australian standard diagnostic technique (ASDT), in-house method PAM-29

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Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals (Bovine, camelids, caprine, ovine, porcine), production avian species, zoo animals
Faeces; Fluids; Urine Identification of unknown helminth oocysts, cysts and eggs; Identification of unknown protozoa oocysts, cysts and eggs Faecal floatation; Microscopic examination

in-house methods PAM-19 and PAM-32 (concentration flotation, centrifugal flotation)

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Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals (Bovine, camelids, caprine, ovine, porcine), zoo animals, equine species
Faeces Liver fluke; Stomach fluke Sedimentation

Department of Food and Agriculture approved fluke egg sedimentation test (FEST) procedure, in-house method PAM-17

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Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals (Bovine, caprine, ovine, porcine), zoo animals
Faeces Haemonchus contortus eggs Direct immunofluorescence; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method PAM-28 (Lectin stain)

DDLS – Serology

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure

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Analysis of non-clinical samples for microorganisms
Fines; Grains; Grass; Hay; Seeds Rathayibacter toxicus Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

in-house methods IMM-1 (standard ELISA), IMM-2 (short ELISA) and IMM-12 (quick ELISA)

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Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals
Serum Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

in-house methods IMM-6 (toxin antibody) and IMM-7 (cell wall)

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Detection and identification of bacteriacompanion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species, avian species and apiculture
Smears; Tissues Chlamydia spp. Indirect fluorescent antibody

in-house method VIM 10.1

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Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals
Faeces Liver fluke Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Manufacturers instructions - Bio-X Diagnostics kit

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Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, equine species and avian species
Serum Clostridium perfringens type E Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

in-house method IMM-10

Manufacturers Instructions - BioX Diaignostics

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Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production animals, equine species
Plasma; Serum Epizootic haemorrhagic disease virus; Equine infectious anaemia virus Agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID)

in-house method VIM-2

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Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production animals, production avian species, equine species and avian species
Plasma; Serum Akabane virus; Bluetongue virus (BTV); Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV); Caprine arthritis encephalitis virus; Douglas virus; Hendra virus; Influenza A virus; Mycoplasma ovis (Eperythrozoon ovis) antibody; Peaton virus; Sabo virus; Sathuperi virus; Schmallenburg virus; Shamoda virus; Simbu virus; Tinaroo virus group-reactive; Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR)Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV)- type 1 Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

in-house methods VIM-2.27 (AKA - IDVet kit), VIM-2.26 (BTV - IDEXX and IDVet kits), VIM-2.20 (BVDV - IDEXX kit), VIM-2.11B (CAE - VMRD kit), VIM - (Simbu - IDEXX Schmallenberg kit), VIM-2.29 (Hendra - in-house method), VIM-2.17, IMM-8 (m.ovis - in-house method), VIM-2.25 (IBR - IDVet kit)

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Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production animals
Bulk milk; Milk; Plasma; Serum Bovine leukaemia virus Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

in-house methods VIM2.15 and VIM2.13B 

 Manufacturers instructions - Synbiotics kits

Serum Brucella abortus antibody; Brucella melitensis antibody; Brucella suis antibody Serum agglutination

Australian standard diagnostic technique (ASDT) and in-house method SEM-3

Brucella abortus; Brucella melitensis; Brucella ovis; Coxiella burnetii (Q-fever) antibody; Johne's disease Complement fixation test (CFT)

Australian standard diagnostic technique (ASDT) and in-house method SEM-7

Brucella abortus antibody; Brucella melitensis antibody; Brucella suis antibody Rose Bengal plate

Australian standard diagnostic technique (ASDT) and in-house method SEM-4

Bovine venereal campylobacteriosis; Neospora caninum antibody Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

in-house methodd IMM-5 (BVC), SEM-9 (Neospora canimum Ab)

Johne's disease Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

in-house methods SEM-6a 

Manufacturers instructions: Prionics Paracheck screen kit (Bovine/Ovine/Caprine)

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Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production avian species and avian species
Plasma; Serum Egg drop syndrome virus; Newcastle disease virus (NDV) Haemagglutination inhibition

in-house method VIM-4

DDLS – SSBA

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure

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Analysis of non-clinical samples for microorganisms
Animal feeds Clostridium botulinum type C toxin; Clostridium botulinum type D toxin Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in-house method SEM-14

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Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production animals, avian species
Serum; Tissues Clostridium botulinum type C toxin; Clostridium botulinum type D toxin Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in-house method SEM-14

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Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production animals
Serum Clostridium botulinum type C toxin; Clostridium botulinum type D toxin Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in-house method IMM-4
DDLS – Virology

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure

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Analysis for transmissible animal diseases under the European Union Directives for Animal Health
Equine reproductive material Equine arteritis virus; Equine infectious anaemia Virus isolation Australian and New Zealand standard diagnostic procedure (ANZSDP), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) methods

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Detection and identification of virusesfor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, equine species and avian species
Serum; Swabs; Tissues Akabane virus; Bovine ephemeral fever virus; Equine arteritis virus; Equine herpes virus; Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus; Parainfluenza virus type 3; Pestivirus; Identification of unknown viruses Cell culture; Virus isolation

Australian and New Zealand standard diagnostic procedure (ANZSDP), in-house methods VIM-6.1 and VIM-6.2, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

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Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production animals, production avian species, equine species and avian species
Plasma; Serum Aino virus; Akabane virus; Ephemeral fever virus; Equine arteritis virus; Equine herpes virus type 1; Parainfluenza virus type 3; Ross River virus; Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR)Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) type 1 Serum neutralisation

in-house method VIM-3

DDLS Bacteriology

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure

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Analysis of non-clinical samples for microorganisms
Mulch Escherichia coli serotyping; Escherichia coli​​​​; Salmonella spp.; Salmonella serotype Biochemical; Biochemical - Automated (VITEK); Commercial identification kit; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

AS 5013.3, AS 5013.15, ISO 4831, ISO 7251

in-house method BAM-22

Waters Blue green algae (Cyanobacteria) Cultural; Microscopic examination in-house method BAM-19

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Analysis of non-clinical samples for microorganismsFor avian species
Animal feeds; Chick paper; Waters Salmonella spp. Biochemical; Biochemical - Automated (VITEK); Commercial identification kit; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BAM-18

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Antibiotic sensitivity (susceptibility) testing
Bacterial isolates; Fungal isolates Zone of growth inhibition Disc diffusion

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI),  Australian and New Zealand standard diagnostic procedure (ANZSDP), in-house method BAM-4

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Detection and identification of bacteria
Bacterial isolates Identification of unknown bacteria MALDI-TOF work instruction BAW 4.1 (MBT 7854 MSP Library)

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Detection and identification of bacteriaFor aquatic animals
Bacterial isolates; Swabs; Tissues Aerococcus viridans; Aeromonas caviae; Aeromonas hydrophila; Aeromonas salmonicida; Aeromonas sobria; Aeromonas spp.; Aphanomyces astaci; Carnobacterium piscicola (Carnobacterium maltaromaticum, Lactobacillus piscicola, Lactobacillus maltaromaticum); Citrobacter freundii; Clostridium botulinum; Edwardsiella ictaluri; Edwardsiella tarda; Enterococcus seriolicida; Eubacterium tarantellae; Flavobacterium branchiophilum; Mycobacterium fortuitum; Mycobacterium marinum; Nocardia spp.; Photobacterium damselae ss. damselae (Vibrio damselae ss. damselae); Photobacterium damselae ss. piscicida (Pasteurella piscicida); Pseudomonas anguilliseptica; Pseudomonas fluorescens; Staphylococcus delphini; Streptococcus agalactiae (Streptococcus group B); Tenacibaculum maritimum (Flexibacter maritimum); Vagococcus salmoninarum; Vibrio alginolyticus; Vibrio furnissii; Vibrio harveyi; Vibrio jasicida; Vibrio mimicus; Vibrio ordalii; Vibrio owensii; Vibrio parahaemolyticus; Vibrio penaeicida; Vibrio proteolyticus; Vibrio rotiferianus; Vibrio salmonicida; Vibrio splendidus; Vibrio tapetis; Vibrio tasmaniaensis; Vibrio tubiashii; Vibrio vulnificus biotype 2; Yersinia ruckeri; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Biochemical - Automated (VITEK); Commercial identification kit; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BAM-9 (Aquatic culture)

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Detection and identification of bacteriaFor bees/apiculture
Honey; Larval smear Ascosphaera apis - Chalk brood 1; Ascosphaera apis - Chalk brood 2; Melissococcus plutonius; Nosema apis; Nosema ceranae; Paenibacillus larvae; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kit; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BAM-5

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Detection and identification of bacteriaFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine and avian species, bees/apiculture
Bacterial isolates Escherichia coli​​​​; Coliforms; Plate count Cultural

in-house method BAM-7

Bacterial isolates; Swabs; Tissues Actinobaculum suis (Eubacterium suis); Actinomyces bovis; Bacteroides fragilis; Bacteroides melaninogenicus; Brachyspira hampsonii; Brachyspira hyodysenteriae; Brachyspira pilosicoli; Clostridium chauvoei; Clostridium novyi; Clostridium perfringens; Clostridium septicum; Clostridium sordellii; Clostridium spiroforme; Clostridium sporogenes; Clostridium spp.​​​​; Fusobacterium necrophorum; Fusobacterium nucleatum; Fusobacterium russii; Peptoniphilus indolicus (Peptostreptococcus indolicus); Porphyromonas asaccharolytica; Porphyromonas levii (Bacteroides levii); Prevotella heparinolytica; Prevotella melaninogenica; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Biochemical - Automated (VITEK); Commercial identification kit; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BAM-2

Swabs; Tissues Mycobacterium bovis; Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Johne's disease); Mycobacterium spp. Cultural; Microscopic examination

in-house methods MYM-TB1, MYM-JD1, MYM-JD7, MYM-JD8, BAM-13

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Detection and identification of bacteriaFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species, avian species
Abortion material; Reproductive tract specimens Campylobacter fetus ss. fetus; Campylobacter fetus ss. venerealis (Cfv); Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Biochemical - Automated (VITEK); Commercial identification kit; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BAM-15 (breeding screen)

Bacterial isolates; Respiratory specimens; Swabs; Tissues Pasteurella spp.; Streptococcus equi; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Biochemical - Automated (VITEK); Commercial identification kit; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BAM-16

Bacterial isolates; Swabs; Tissues Burkholderia pseudomallei; Pseudomonas mallei Biochemical; Biochemical - Automated (VITEK); Commercial identification kit; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BAM-6

Rhodococcus equi Biochemical; Biochemical - Automated (VITEK); Commercial identification kit; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BAM-10

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Detection and identification of bacteriaFor laboratory animals
Bacterial isolates; Swabs; Tissues Bordetella bronchiseptica; Corynebacterium kutcheri; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Pasteurella multocida; Pasteurella pneumotropica; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium; Staphylococcus aureus; Streptobacillus moniliformis; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Streptococcus pyogenes; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Biochemical - Automated (VITEK); Commercial identification kit; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BAM-11 (laboratory animal screening)

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Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals
Milk Achromobacter spp.; Acinetobacter spp.; Actinomyces spp.; Aerococcus viridans; Aeromonas spp.; Bacillus cereus; Bacillus spp.; Chryseobacterium spp.; Citrobacter spp.; Corynebacterium spp.; Enterobacter spp.; Enterococcus spp.; Escherichia coli​​​​; Ewingella spp.; Flavobacterium spp.; Hafnia alvei; Klebsiella oxytoca; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Kocuria spp.; Lactobacillus spp.; Leuconostoc spp.; Micrococcus spp.; Pantoea spp.; Prototheca spp.; Pseudomonas spp.; Serratia spp.; Staphylococcus aureus; Streptococcus agalactiae (Streptococcus group B); Vagococcus spp.; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Biochemical - Automated (VITEK); Commercial identification kit; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BAM-23 (milk hygiene testing)

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Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals
Bacterial isolates; Swabs; Tissues Bacillus anthracis Biochemical; Biochemical - Automated (VITEK); Commercial identification kit; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BAM-3

Brachyspira hyodysenteriae; Brachyspira innocens; Brachyspira murdochii; Brachyspira pilosicoli; Campylobacter coli; Campylobacter fetus; Campylobacter jejuni; Clostridium perfringens; Escherichia coli​​​​; Lawsonia spp.; Salmonella spp.; Yersinia enterocolitica; Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Biochemical; Biochemical - Automated (VITEK); Commercial identification kit; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BAM-8

Milk Enterobacter aerogenes; Escherichia coli​​​​; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Peptoniphilus indolicus (Peptostreptococcus indolicus); Staphylococcus aureus; Streptococcus agalactiae (Streptococcus group B); Streptococcus equi; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Streptococcus pyogenes; Streptococcus uberis; Trueperella pyogenes; Identification of bacteria causing mastitis Biochemical; Biochemical - Automated (VITEK); Commercial identification kit; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BAM-12 (mastitis culture)

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Detection and identification of bacteriaFor zoo animals
Bacterial isolates; Faeces; Swabs; Tissues Campylobacter spp.; Escherichia coli​​​​; Salmonella spp.; Shigella spp.; Yersinia spp.; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Biochemical - Automated (VITEK); Commercial identification kit; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BAM-21 (zoo animal testing)

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Detection and identification of fungi and mouldsFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine and avian species, bees/apiculture
Fungal isolates; Hair; Nails; Scabs; Skin; Swabs; Tissues Absidia spp.; Aspergillus flavus; Aspergillus fumigatus; Candida albicans; Cryptococcus gattii; Cryptococcus neoformans; Microsporum spp.; Mortierella spp.; Mucor spp.; Rhizomucor; Rhizopus; Trichophyton spp.; Identification of unknown fungi Biochemical - Automated (VITEK); Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BAM-14

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Detection and identification of other microorganismsFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine and avian species, bees/apiculture
Swabs; Tissues Mycoplasma spp. Cultural; Microscopic examination in-house method BAM-13
Mycoplasma spp. Cultural; Microscopic examination

in-house methods BAM-13

DDLS Biochemistry

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure

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Analysis for trace elements
Plasma; Tissues; Whole blood Copper; Zinc Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) - Flame; Spectrophotometry

in-house methods NTM-21 and NTM-52

Selenium Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) - Flame

in-house method NTM-24

Tissues Lead Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) - Flame

in-house method NTM-26

Whole blood Lead Electrode stripping voltammetry (ESA) in-house method NTW-62

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Analysis of non-clinical samples for residues and contaminants
Animal feeds Amino acids; Retinol (vitamin A); Tocopherol (vitamin E) HPLC

in-house methods NTR-17 (amino acids), NTM-31 (vit A & E)

Fatty acids - Total Gas liquid chromatography (GLC) in-house method NTR-16
Monofluoroacetate HPLC; Mass spectrometry (MS) in-house method NTM-TOX-1
Selenium Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) - Flame in-house method NTM-68
Waters Conductivity; pH Direct measuring instrument

Greenberg Arnold,E.and Clesceri Lenore, S.,1992. Standard methods for the examinationof water and waste water. (Conductivity and pH); in-house method NTW-56

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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, aquatic animals, wildlife, equine species and avian species
Plasma; Serum Methylmalonic acid (MMA) GC-MS in-house method NTM-33
Plasma; Tissues Acetylcholinesterase (RCAC) Spectrophotometry

in-house method NTM-TOX-2

Rumen pH Direct measuring instrument in-house method NTW-56
Tissues Fatty acids - Total Gas liquid chromatography (GLC)

in-house method NTR-16

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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, aquatic animals, wildlife, equine species and avian species
Fluids; Plasma; Serum Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Bilirubin - Direct; Bilirubin - Total; Calcium; Cholesterol; Creatinine; Creatinine kinase; Glutamine dehydrogenase; Glutathione peroxidase; Haptoglobins; Iron; Magnesium; Phosphate; Protein - Total; Urea; β-Hydroxybutyrate; γ-Glutamyltransferase Autoanalyser (AA)

Olympus AU480

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Quantitation of vitaminsFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, aquatic animals, wildlife, equine species and avian species
Liver; Plasma Retinol (vitamin A); Tocopherol (vitamin E) HPLC - Electrochemical detector

in-house methods NTM-31 (tissue), NTM-32 (plasma) 

Whole blood Thiamine (vitamin B1) HPLC - Electrochemical detector in-house method NTM-50

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Food and Beverage

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure

Suspended

Analysis of biotoxin residues and contaminants
Shellfish 13-Desmethyl spirolide C (SPX1); Azaspiracid (AZA); Azaspiracid 1 (AZA1); Azaspiracid 2 (AZA2); Azaspiracid 3 (AZA3); Decarbamoylgonyautoxins 2 and 3 (dcGTX2,3); Decarbamoylneosaxitoxin (dcNEO); Decarbamoylsaxitoxin (dcSTX); Dinophysistoxin 1 (DTX1); Dinophysistoxin 2 (DTX2); Domoic acid (DA); Gonyautoxin 1 and 4 (GTX1,4); Gonyautoxin 2 and 3 (GTX2,3); Gonyautoxin 5 (GTX5, B-1); Gymnodimine (GYM); N-Sulfocarbamoyl-gonyautoxin 1 and 2 (C1,2); Neosaxitoxin (NEO); Okadaic acid (OA); Pectenotoxin-2 (PTX2); Pinnatoxin G (PnTX); Saxitoxin (STX); Tetrodotoxin (TTZ); Yessotoxin (YTX); homo-Yessotoxin (h-YTX) LC-MS-MS in-house method BTM-01, 02

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