Australian Clinical Labs

Site

Gribbles Veterinary Pathology Pty Ltd VETLAB

Accreditation No.

3427

Site No.

15736

Date of Accreditation

15 Jul 2005

Address

33 Flemington Street
Glenside, SA 5065
Australia

clinicallabs.com.au

Contact

Ms Tina Sizer-Taylor P: +61 (08) 82023300

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

Veterinarian Supervised Laboratory

Scope of Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
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, equine species and avian species Whole blood Protein Electrophoresis in-house methods VET-SCM-004 and VET-SCM-005
Cytopathology investigationsNULL Fluids - Ascites, washes, urine effusions FNA varying sites Cell count; Cell identification Cytospin; Microscopic examination in-house method VET-CTO-009
Examination of biopsy material Tissues Prion disease lesions Histopathology

in-house method VET-HCU-011; Australian and New Zealand Standard Diagnostic Procedure (ANZSDP), Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, August 2010.

Examination of biopsy materialNULL Tissues Histological examination Histopathology; Macroscopic examination; Microscopic examination in-house method VET-HCU-009 
Necropsy servicesNULL Body; Tissues Gross pathology and collection of sub-samples Anatomical pathology; Microscopic examination in-house methods VET-PTG-004 to VET-PTG-015

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
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, equine species and avian species Urine Creatinine; Protein Autoanalyser (AA)

in-house method VET-ADV-008 

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, equine species and avian species Plasma; Serum Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Alkaline phosphatase; Amylase; Aspartate aminotransferase; Bicarbonate; Bilirubin - Total; Calcium; Chloride; Cholesterol; Creatinine; Creatinine kinase; Glucose; Glutamine dehydrogenase; Lipase; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Urea; Uric acid; β-Hydroxybutyrate; γ-Glutamyltransferase Autoanalyser (AA)

in-house method VET-ADV-008

Detection and quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoringFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, equine species and avian species Whole blood Phenobarbital Chemiluminescence in-house method VET-IML-006
Determination of hormones and hormone binding proteinsFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, equine species and avian species Plasma; Serum Cortisol; Progesterone; Thyroxine (T4) - Total Chemiluminescence in-house methods VET-IML-005, VET-IML-011 and VET-BIM-004

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for drugs and chemicals for toxicological (non-legal) purposes Swabs; Urine; Whole blood Snake venom detection Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

in-house method VET-SER-032 (Seqirus test kit)

Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Plasma; Serum Canine pancreatic lipase; Feline pancreatic lipase Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) - SNAP

in-house method VET-SER-018 (IDEXX SNAP Test)

Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor companion and production animals Plasma; Serum Heartworm Rapid immunomigration (RIM) in-house method VET-SER-050 (SensPERT test kit)
Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals Faeces Liver fluke Sedimentation

in-house method VET-PAR-007

Diagnosis of pregnancyFor companion animals (canine) Plasma; Serum Pregnancy relaxin Immunoassay

in-house method VET-SER-044 (Witness test kit)

Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor companion animals (canine) Plasma; Serum Parvovirus Rapid immunomigration (RIM)

in-house method VET-FEC-016 (SensPert test kit)

Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor companion animals (feline) Plasma; Serum Feline immunodeficiency virus; Feline leukaemia virus Immunochromatography

in-house methods VET-SER-024 and VET-SER-025 (Virbac Speed test kit)

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Bone marrow examination Bone marrow; Smears Differential cell count; Examination of aspirated material; Morphology Microscopic examination in-house method VET-HAE-031 (interpretation only) 
Determination of compatibility of blood donor units Whole blood Group checks of patient and donor Cross matching in-house method VET-HAE-027
Haemastasis/coagulation related testingFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, equine species and avian species Plasma Plasma protein Refractometry in-house method VET-HAE-008
Whole blood Fibrinogen Automated coagulation factor; Heat precipitation in-house methods VET-HSC-009 and VET-HAE-009
Haemastasis/coagulation related testingFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, equine species and avian species Whole blood Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT); Prothrombin time (PT) Automated coagulation factor; Manual in-house methods VET-HSC-007 and VET-HSC-008
Haematology - Full blood examinationFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, equine species and avian species Whole blood Reticulocyte count Manual in-house method VET-HAE-010
Haematology - Full blood examinationFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, equine species and avian species Whole blood Erythrocyte count (red blood cell count, RBCC); Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Leucocyte count (white blood cell count, WBCC); Platelet count Haematology analyser in-house methods VET-HCD-008 to VET-HCD-013
Blood film Microscopic examination in-house method VET-HAE-007
Investigation of haemolysis/immunologyNULL Whole blood Canine immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) Direct antiglobulin Coomb's in-house method VET-HAE-013

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis of excreta Faeces Occult blood HemaScreen FOB kit in-house method VET-FEC-017
Urine Specific gravity Refractometry in-house method VET-MIC-013
Analysis of excretaNULL Urine Bilirubin; Blood; Glucose; Ketones; Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC); Nitrite; Protein; Urinalysis; Urobilinogen; pH Dipstick

in-house method VET-MIC-013

Casts; Crystals; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC); Sediment examination; Yeasts Microscopic examination in-house method VET-MIC-013 
Antibiotic sensitivity (susceptibility) testing Bacterial isolates Zone of growth inhibition Disc diffusion

in-house method VET-AST-004; Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) method

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor bees/apiculture Honey Coliforms Cultural; Microscopic examination in-house method VET-MIC-026
Detection and identification of bacteriaFor companion and production animals Faeces Escherichia coli K99 Immunochromatography

in-house method VET-FEC-015 (BioX Diagnostics test kit)

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor companion animals (canine) Reproductive tract specimens; Swabs Brucella canis; Escherichia coli​​​​; Proteus spp.; Pseudomonas spp.; Staphylococcus spp.; Streptococcus group B; Streptococcus group C; Streptococcus group G Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VET-MIC-021

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 Ear swabs; Fluids; Milk; Reproductive tract specimens; Respiratory specimens; Swabs; Tissues Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining in-house methods VET-MIC-024, VET-MIC-009, VET-MIC-023 VET-MIC-011 and VET-MIC-008
Faeces Actinobacillus equuli; Aeromonas spp.; Campylobacter jejuni; Campylobacter spp.; Clostridium spp.​​​​; Escherichia coli​​​​; Pseudomonas spp.; Rhodococcus equi; Salmonella spp.; Shigella spp.; Vibrio spp.; Yersinia spp.; Identification of unknown bacteria; Yeasts Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VET-FEC-018

Faeces; Tissues Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining in-house method manuals VET-JDC
Fluids Actinobacillus equuli; Actinobacillus spp.; Actinomyces bovis; Arcanobacteria; Brucella abortus; Brucella canis; Brucella suis; Erysipelothrix spp.; Escherichia coli​​​​; Fusobacterium necrophorum; Histophilus somni (Histophilus ovis); Klebsiella spp.; Mannheimia haemolytica; Mycobacterium spp.; Nocardia spp.; Rhodococcus equi; Salmonella spp.; Staphylococcus aureus; Staphylococcus spp.; Streptococcus spp.; Streptococcus suis; Trueperella pyogenes; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VET-MIC-009

Milk Actinomyces pyogenes; Enterobacter aerogenes; Escherichia coli​​​​; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Staphylococcus aureus; Streptococcus agalactiae (Streptococcus group B); Streptococcus dysgalactiae ss. equisimilis; Streptococcus uberis; Identification of bacteria causing mastitis Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VET-MIC-023

Swabs Acinetobacter spp.; Actinobacillus spp.; Actinomyces spp.; Aeromonas spp.; Bordetella spp.; Brucella spp.; Campylobacter fetus ss. fetus; Campylobacter fetus ss. venerealis (Cfv); Campylobacter fetus; Clostridium spp.​​​​; Contagious equine metritis (Taylorella equigenitalis); Corynebacterium spp.; Enterococcus spp.; Erysipelothrix spp.; Escherichia coli​​​​; Haemophilus spp.; Histophilus spp.; Listeria spp.; Nocardia spp.; Pasteurella spp.; Proteus spp.; Pseudomonas spp.; Rhodococcus equi; Staphylococcus spp.; Streptococcus spp.; Trueperella pyogenes; Vibrio spp.; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining in-house methods VET-MIC-020, VET-MIC-024, VET-MIC-021, VET-MIC-019 and VET-MIC-053 
Tissues Actinobacillus equuli; Actinomyces bovis; Bacteroides melaninogenicus; Borrelia-like organisms; Brucella abortus; Brucella canis; Burkholderia pseudomallei; Clostridium botulinum; Clostridium chauvoei; Clostridium novyi; Clostridium septicum; Clostridium sordellii; Clostridium spp.​​​​; Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis; Erysipelothrix spp.; Escherichia coli​​​​; Fusobacterium necrophorum; Histophilus somni (Histophilus ovis); Klebsiella spp.; Listeria monocytogenes; Nocardia spp.; Pasteurella spp.; Salmonella spp.; Staphylococcus aureus; Staphylococcus spp.; Streptobacillus moniliformis; Streptococcus spp.; Streptococcus - Faecal; Streptococcus group C; Trueperella pyogenes; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VET-MIC-008

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species, avian species Skin; Wounds Actinobacillus ligneresi; Actinomyces bovis; Actinomyces viscosus; Bacteroides spp.; Clostridium perfringens; Clostridium septicum; Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis; Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae; Fusobacterium spp.; Nocardia asteroides; Pasteurella dagmatis; Prototheca spp.; Staphylococcus aureus; Staphylococcus hyicus; Staphylococcus spp.; Streptococcus spp.; Streptococcus - Beta-haemolytic; Trueperella pyogenes; Acid-fast Bacilli; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining in-house method VET-MIC-053
Detection and identification of bacteriaFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species, avian species Ear swabs Haemophilus parasuis; Proteus spp.; Pseudomonas spp.; Staphylococcus intermedius; Streptococcus group C Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VET-MIC-024

Respiratory washings Actinobacillus equuli; Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae; Actinomyces spp.; Avibacterium paragallinarum; Bordetella bronchiseptica; Bordetella spp.; Candida albicans; Chlamydia spp.; Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis; Fusobacterium necrophorum; Haemophilus parasuis; Histophilus somni (Histophilus ovis); Klebsiella pneumoniae; Mannheimia haemolytica; Mortierella wolfii; Mycobacterium spp.; Nocardia asteroides; Nocardia spp.; Pasteurella multocida; Pasteurella spp.; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Pseudomonas spp.; Rhodococcus equi; Streptococcus equi ss. equi; Streptococcus group C; Trueperella pyogenes; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining in-house method VET-MIC-011
Detection and identification of bacteriaFor equine species Clitoral samples; Reproductive tract specimens; Swabs; Uterine samples Bacteroides fragilis; Contagious equine metritis (Taylorella equigenitalis); Escherichia coli​​​​; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Staphylococcus aureus; Streptococcus group D; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods VET-MIC-020, VET-MIC-021 and VET-MIC-019

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals (bovine, caprine, ovine, porcine) Abortion material; Foetal specimens; Reproductive tract specimens Actinobacillus seminis; Actinomyces pyogenes; Actinomyces spp.; Brucella abortus; Brucella ovis; Brucella spp.; Brucella suis; Campylobacter fetus ss. fetus; Campylobacter fetus; Campylobacter jejuni; Campylobacter spp.; Corynebacterium ovis; Histophilus somni (Histophilus ovis); Leptospira interrogans; Listeria monocytogenes; Pseudomonas mallei; Salmonella spp.; Yersinia pseudotuberculosis; Yersinia spp.; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods VET-MIC-019 and VET-MIC-021

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals Honey Paenibacillus larvae Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining in-house methods VET-MIC-025 and VET-MIC-026 
Larval smear Melissococcus plutonius; American foulbrood (AFB); European foulbrood (EFB) Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining in-house method VET-MIC-026
Mucus; Preputial swabs; Scrapings; Semen Bovine venereal campylobacteriosis Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining in-house method VET-MIC-018
Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals Bacterial isolates Dichelobacter nodosus (footrot) virulence Elastase test

in-house method VET-FTR-018

Hoof scrapings Dichelobacter nodosus (footrot) Cultural; Microscopic examination in-house method VET-FTR-013
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 Alternaria spp.; Aspergillus spp.; Candida spp.; Cryptococcus spp.; Fusarium spp.; Malassezia spp.; Microsporum canis; Paecilomyces spp.​​​​; Trichophyton spp.; Identification of unknown fungi; Yeasts Cultural; Microscopic examination in-house methods VET-MYC-004, VET-MYC-005, VET-MYC-006, VET-MYC-007, VET-MYC-008, VET-MYC-009, VET-MYC-010, VET-MYC-011, VET-MYC-012 and VET-MYC-013
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 Mycoplasma spp. Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VET-MIC-030

Detection and identification of other microorganismsFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species, avian species Respiratory washings Mycoplasma bovis; Mycoplasma spp. Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method VET-MIC-030

Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor companion and production animals Faeces Coccidia oocyst count; Nematodirus egg count; Strongylid egg count Microscopic examination in-house methods and VET-PAR-004 and VET-PAR-005
Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, equine species and avian species Faeces Cryptosporidium spp. Microscopic examination; Staining in-house method VET-FEC-009
Anoplochela spp.; Aonchotheca putori; Ascaris spp. (roundworm); Capillaria aerophilia; Coccidia; Haemonchus contortus; Isospora spp.; Oxyuris equi; Pearsonema feliscati; Strongyles; Toxocara spp.; Trichirus (whipworm); Identification of unknown parasites; Nematodes; Tapeworm Faecal floatation; Microscopic examination in-house methods VET-FEC-029 and VET-FEC-011
Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals (bovine) Mucus; Scrapings; Urine Tritrichomonas foetus Microscopic examination in-house method VET-MIC-035
Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals Faeces Cryptosporidium spp. Immunochromatography in-house method VET-FEC-014 (RIDA QUICK CRYPTOSPORIDIUM/GIARDIA COMBI (N1122) TEST)
Detection and identification of virusesFor companion and production animals Faeces Coronavirus; Rotavirus Immunochromatography

in-house method VET-FEC-015 (BioX Diagnostics test kit)

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Detection and identification of bacteriaFor companion animals and production animals Tissues; Urine Leptospira spp. PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method VET-MOL-022
Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals Bacterial isolates Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease) type 1; Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease) type 2 Genotyping; PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method VET-MOL-004
Faeces Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) PCR - High throughput direct in-house method VET-MOL-034
Detection and identification of other microorganismsFor companion animals (feline) Whole blood Mycoplasma haemofelis PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method VET-MOL-007
Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor companion animals and production animals Faeces; Swabs Tritrichomonas foetus PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method VET-MOL-008
Detection and identification of virusesFor aquatic species Tissues Ostreid herpes virus 1 PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method VET-MOL-033
Detection and identification of virusesFor avian species Faeces; Fluids; Swabs; Tissues Newcastle disease virus (NDV) PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method VET-MOL-027
Detection and identification of virusesFor avian species Allantoic fluid; Culture materials; Faeces; Swabs; Tissues Avian influenza PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method VET-MOL-024
Detection and identification of virusesFor companion animals Whole blood Feline immunodeficiency virus; Feline leukaemia virus PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

in-house methods VET-MOL-006 and VET-MOL-026

Detection and identification of virusesFor production animals Milk; Tissues; Whole blood Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method VET-MOL-020

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