Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department Veterinary Laboratory Division

Site

Tai Lung Veterinary Laboratory

Accreditation No.

14796

Site No.

14911

Date of Accreditation

19 Sep 2002

Address

Lin Tong Mei, Fan Kam Road, Sheung Shui, NEW TERRITORIES 0
Hong Kong

afcd.gov.hk

Contact

Mr Patrick Chi Kit Pun P: 852 27083278

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

Veterinarian Supervised Laboratory

Scope of Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Detection and identification of viruses Culture materials Avian influenza; Avian paramyxovirus 1; Newcastle disease virus (NDV) Haemagglutination inhibition

In-house method AVM-3 - Virus Antigen Typing

Swabs; Tissues Avian influenza; Avian paramyxovirus 1 Embryonated egg culture

In-house methods AVM-1 and AVM-2 - allantoic sac innoculation

Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Serum; Tissues Infectious bursal disease (IBD) Agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID)

In-house method AVM-7 (Ag and Ab)

Swabs in transport media Avian influenza Immunochromatography

In-house method AVM-12 as per manufacturer’s instructions - BD Directigen EZ Flu A + B Kit and BioNote Anigen Rapid AIV Ag kit

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 BAM-19, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) Performance Standards for Antimicrobial Disk and Dilution Susceptibility Tests for Bacteria Isolated From Animals

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor aquatic animals (diseased marine and freshwater fish) Tissues Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

In-house methods BAM-30, BAM-31, BAM-24 and BAM-26

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor avian species and aquatic animals Swabs; Tissues Mycobacterium spp. Cultural; Microscopic examination

in-house methods BAM-25 and BAM-29, Lowenstein Jensen Slant Kits

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, wildlife, zoo animals, equine species and avian species Swabs; Tissues Bacteroides fragilis; Dichelobacter nodosus (footrot); Fusobacterium necrophorum; Fusobacterium russii Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BAM-12

Actinomyces spp.; Aeromonas spp.; Bordetella bronchiseptica; Burkholderia pseudomallei; Campylobacter spp.; Clostridium spp.​​​​; Contagious equine metritis (Taylorella equigenitalis); Dermatophilus congolensis; Enterobacteriaceae; Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae; Pasteurellaceae spp. - NAD-dependent; Plesiomonas spp.; Pseudomonas spp.; Riemerella anatipestifer; Staphylococcus spp.; Streptococcus spp.; Trueperella pyogenes; Vibrio spp.; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BAM-1, BAM-2, BAM-3, BAM-4, BAM-5, BAM-7, BAM-8, BAM-9, BAM-10, BAM-13, BAM-14, BAM-15, BAM-16, BAM-18, BAM-22 and BAM-23

Detection and identification of fungi and mouldsFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, wildlife, zoo animals, equine species and avian species Hair; Skin; Swabs; Tissues Aphanomyces invadans Cultural; Microscopic examination

in-house method BAM-21

Detection and identification of other microorganismsFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, zoo animals, wildlife, equine species, avian species Swabs; Tissues Mycoplasma spp. Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BAM-1, BAM-2, BAM-3, BAM-4, BAM-5, BAM-7, BAM-8, BAM-9, BAM-10, BAM-13, BAM-14, BAM-15, BAM-16, BAM-18, BAM-22, BAM-23, BAM-24, BAM-26

Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor companion animals Serum Babesia gibsoni antibody; Ehrlichia canis Indirect fluorescent antibody

in-house methods BAM-34 and BAM-35; manufacturers instructions - Protatek slides and VMRD / Oxoid kits

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Detection and identification of viruses Swabs Equine influenza virus PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

in-house methods: EDM-1 (Matrix gene); EDM-2 (Nucleoprotein gene)

Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Serum West Nile virus IgM - Equine Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in-house method EDM-11 as per manufacturers instructions (InBios)
Equine arteritis virus Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

in-house method as per manufacturers instructions: EDM-7 (IDVet)

Babesia caballi antibody Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

in-house method EDM-9 as per manufacturers instructions (VMRD)

Equine infectious anaemia virus Agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID)

in-house methods as per manufacturers instructions: EDM-3 (VMRD); EDM-4 (IDEXX)

Influenza A virus Haemagglutination inhibition in-house method EDM-20
Babesia equi antibody Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

in-house method EDM-10 as per manufacturers instructions (VMRD)

African horse sickness virus Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in-house method EDM-23; Manufacturers instructions (Eurofins Ingenim test kit)
Babesia caballi antibody; Babesia equi antibody Indirect fluorescent antibody in-house methods EDM-21 and EDM-22 (Fuller test kits)
Equine infectious anaemia virus Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

in-house methods as per manufacturers instructions : EDM-5 (Harbin NECVB); EDM-6 (VMRD)

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

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

In-house, Professional Interpretation

Immediate frozen section diagnosis Tissues Histological examination Histopathology; Microscopic examination

In-house, Professional Interpretation

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

In-house, Professional Interpretation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Detection and identification of virusesFor companion animals (canine, feline) Faeces Pseudo-rabies virus Immunochromatography
Detection and identification of virusesFor companion animals and production animals Culture materials Canine distemper virus; Classical swine fever virus (CSF); Feline herpes virus; Porcine circovirus type 2; Porcine parvovirus; Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRS); Feline rhinotracheitis; Transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) Fluorescent antibody test

In-house methods VMBM-3.1.1, VMBM-3.1.2, VMBM-3.1.4, VMBM-3.1.5, VMBM-3.1.6, VMBM-3.1.7, VMBM-3.1.8

Detection and identification of virusesFor production animals and equine species Skin; Tissues Classical swine fever virus (CSF); Equine arteritis virus; Equine herpes virus; Influenza virus; Porcine circovirus; Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRS); Pseudo-rabies virus; Identification of unknown viruses Cultural

In-house method VMBM-3.5

Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production animals (porcine) Serum Pseudo-rabies virus Serum neutralisation

In-house method VMBM-3.6.1

Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production animals and equine species Serum Equine influenza virus; Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV); Swine influenza virus Haemagglutination inhibition

In-house methods:

VMBM-3.3.1 (Swine H1, H3, H5, H7, H9) 

VMBM-3.3.2 (Equine H3, H7) 

VMBM-3.7 (JEV)

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Serum Avian influenza; Newcastle disease virus (NDV) Haemagglutination inhibition In-house method SSM-1 Antibody Surveillance.
AI (H5, H7 & H9)

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Detection and identification of bacteriaFor avian species Swabs; Tissues Chlamydia psittaci​​​​ Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

In-house method VMBM-2.33

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals Bacterial isolates; Tissues Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae; Leptospira spp.; Streptococcus suis serotype 1; Streptococcus suis serotype 2 Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

In-house methods VMBM-2.17, VMBM-2.35 and VMBM-2.48

Swabs; Tissues Coxiella burnetii (Q-fever) PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) In-house method VMBM-2.44
Detection and identification of fungi and mouldsFor aquatic animals Tissues Aphanomyces invadans Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

In-house method VMBM-2.81

Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals Whole blood Babesia canis; Babesia gibsoni Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

In-house method VMBM- 2.55

Detection and identification of virusesFor aquatic animals Tissues Koi herpes virus (KHV) PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

In-house method VMBM 2.78

Epizootic haematopoitic necrosis virus; Infectious spleen and kidney necrosis virus; Koi herpes virus (KHV); Red sea bream iridovirus; Red spotted grouper nervous necrosis virus; Spring viraemia of carp virus (SVCV); Striped Jack nervous necrosis virus; White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

In-house VMBM-2.79, VMBM-2.71, VMBM-2.75, VMBM-2.71, VMBM-2.74, VMBM-2.76, VMBM-2.74, VMBM-2.70

Detection and identification of virusesFor avian species Swabs; Tissues Influenza A virus H9 Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

In-house method VMBM-2.6

Avian influenza H7 PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

In-house method VMBM-2.93

Marek's disease virus; Poxviridae; Infectious bursal disease (IBD) Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

In-house methods VMBM-2.27, VMBM-2.28, VMBM-2.46

Influenza virus; Newcastle disease virus (NDV) PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

In-house methods:

VMBM-2.20.1 and 2.20.2 (Influenza A Matrix Genome) 

VMBM-2.24.1 and 2.24.2 (Newcastle Disease Virus Genome)

Avian influenza PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) In-house method VMBM-2.19 (H5 genome)
Avian influenza PCR - Quantitative (qPCR); Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

In-house methods:

VMBM-2.23 Neuraminidase 1 Gel PCR

VMBM-2.64 Neuraminidase 1 RT-PCR

VMBM-2.29 Neuraminidase 2 Gel PCR

Tissues Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

In-house method VMBM-2.59

Detection and identification of virusesFor equine species Swabs; Tissues Equine influenza virus H3 gene PCR - Quantitative (qPCR); Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

In-house method VMBM-2.51

Detection and identification of virusesFor production animals (porcine) Plasma; Serum; Swabs; Tissues; Whole blood African swine fever virus (ASF) PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house methods VMBM-2.10X and VMBM-2.107 
Detection and identification of virusesFor production animals and equine species Swabs; Tissues Classical swine fever virus (CSF); Equine herpes virus; Foot and mouth disease virus (FMD); Porcine circovirus type 2; Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRS); Pseudo-rabies virus Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

In-house methods VMBM-2.14, VMBM-2.56, VMBM-2.9, VMBM-2.22, 2.77 and VMBM-2.15

Detection and identification of virusesFor production animals Swabs; Tissues Swine influenza virus A H1 PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

In-house method VMBM-2.62 (matrix, NP and H1 genomes)

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.