Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Site

Vet Diagnostics Laboratory

Accreditation No.

14477

Site No.

14487

Date of Accreditation

09 Mar 2001

Address

AgriBio, 5 Ring Road
Bundoora, VIC 3083
Australia

agriculture.vic.gov.au

Contact

Mrs Ayfer Kocak P: +61 (03) 90327267

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

Veterinarian Supervised Laboratory

Scope of Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis of non-clinical samples for microorganisms Waters Blue green algae (Cyanobacteria) Microscopic examination in-house method BC302
Antibiotic sensitivity (susceptibility) testingFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species, avian species Bacterial isolates; Fungal isolates Zone of growth inhibition Disc diffusion

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), in-house method BC314

Detection and identification of bacteria Bacterial isolates Identification of unknown bacteria MALDI-TOF in-house methods BC317, BC353

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor aquatic animals Skin; Tissues Aeromonas salmonicida; Citrobacter freundii; Edwardsiella tarda; Flavobacterium columnare (Flexibacter columnare); Flavobacterium johnsoniae (Cytophaga johnsoniae); Flavobacterium psychrophilums (Cytophaga psychrophilums); Lactococcus garvieae; Listonella anguillarum; Mycobacterium chelonae; Mycobacterium spp.; Nocardia spp.; Photobacterium damselae ss. damselae (Vibrio damselae ss. damselae); Pseudomonas fluorescens; Streptococcus agalactiae (Streptococcus group B); Streptococcus iniae; Vagococcus salmoninarum; Vibrio alginolyticus; Vibrio cholerae; Vibrio harveyi; Vibrio parahaemolyticus; Vibrio tubiashii; Yersinia intermedia; Yersinia ruckeri; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method - aquatic culture

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

in-house methods using Microsys V36 and A34 identification kits

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 Actinobacillus equuli; Actinomyces pyogenes; Brucella abortus; Brucella ovis; Brucella suis; Campylobacter fetus; Campylobacter jejuni; Chlamydia psittaci​​​​; Contagious equine metritis (Taylorella equigenitalis); Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis; Haemophilus spp.; Klebsiella oxytoca; Leptospira spp.; Listeria monocytogenes; Pasteurella multocida; Rhodococcus equi; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC302

Bacterial isolates Escherichia coli serotype; Salmonella serotype Microscopic agglutination in-house method BC309
Bacterial isolates; Fluids; Tissues Identification of unknown bacteria Sequencing

in-house method BC344

Identification of unknown bacteria PCR - 16S Universal

in-house method BC343

Brain tissue Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae; Haemophilus parasuis; Haemophilus spp.; Listeria monocytogenes; Pasteurella multocida; Streptococcus equi; Streptococcus suis; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC302

Ear swabs Proteus spp.; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Staphylococcus intermedius; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC 302

Eye swabs Avibacterium paragallinarum; Bordetella bronchiseptica; Chlamydia psittaci​​​​; Leptospira spp.; Moraxella bovis; Neisseria spp.; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining in-house method BC302
Faeces Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin Immunochromatography; Staining

Manufacturers instructions - BioX Diagnostics test kits

Faeces; Gastrointestinal tract specimens; Swabs Actinobacillus equuli; Brachyspira hyodysenteriae; Clostridium perfringens; Corynebacterium spp.; Escherichia coli​​​​; Lawsonia spp.; Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Johne's disease); Salmonella spp.; Yersinia pseudotuberculosis; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC 302

Fluids; Milk Plate count Cultural in-house method BC312
Fluids; Whole blood Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BC301, BC302

Genital specimens Actinobacillus seminis; Brucella abortus; Brucella canis; Brucella ovis; Brucella suis; Campylobacter fetus; Contagious equine metritis (Taylorella equigenitalis); Corynebacterium renale; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Pseudomonas spp.; Salmonella spp.; Staphylococcus spp.; Streptococcus spp.; Enteric bacteria; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC302

Intestinal contents; Semen; Tissues Brucella spp. Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining in-house method BC302
Milk Actinobacillus ligneresi; Actinomyces bovis; Actinomyces pyogenes; Bacillus cereus; Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis; Escherichia coli​​​​; Fusobacterium necrophorum; Mannheimia haemolytica; Nocardia asteroides; Pasteurella multocida; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Staphylococcus aureus; Streptococcus spp.; Identification of bacteria causing mastitis Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC 302

Pus Actinobacillus ligneresi; Actinomyces bovis; Actinomyces pyogenes; Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis; Fusobacterium necrophorum; Fusobacterium nucleatum; Fusobacterium russii; Nocardia spp.; Pasteurella multocida; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Staphylococcus spp.; Streptococcus spp.; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC 302

Respiratory specimens Actinobacillus equuli; Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae; Actinobaculum suis (Eubacterium suis); Actinomyces viscosus; Arcanobacteria; Bordetella bronchiseptica; Chlamydia felis; Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis; Fusobacterium necrophorum; Haemophilus parasuis; Mannheimia haemolytica; Mortierella wolfii; Nocardia asteroides; Pasteurella multocida; Pasteurella spp.; Rhodococcus equi; Streptococcus equi; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC302

Semen Actinobacillus spp.; Brucella spp.; Campylobacter spp.; Listeria spp.; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC302

Skin; Wounds Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis; Dermatophilus congolensis; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Pseudomonas mallei; Staphylococcus hyicus; Staphylococcus intermedius; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC 302 

Swabs Contagious equine metritis (Taylorella equigenitalis) Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining in-house method BC302
Swabs; Tissues; Whole blood Campylobacter spp.; Dermatophilus congolensis; Haemophilus spp.; Listeria spp.; Salmonella pullorum; Salmonella spp.; Yersinia spp. Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining in-house method BC302
Synovial fluid Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae; Brucella canis; Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae; Haemophilus parasuis; Haemophilus spp.; Riemerella anatipestifer; Streptococcus suis; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC302

Tissues Actinobacillus spp.; Actinomyces spp. Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining in-house method BC302
Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae; Actinobacillus spp.; Actinomyces viscosus; Bordetella bronchiseptica; Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae; Haemophilus spp.; Listeria spp.; Mannheimia haemolytica; Nocardia asteroides; Pasteurella multocida; Rhodococcus equi; Riemerella anatipestifer; Salmonella spp.; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC302

Urine Actinobaculum suis (Eubacterium suis); Corynebacterium renale; Pseudomonas spp.; Salmonella spp.; Staphylococcus spp.; Streptococcus spp.; Enteric bacteria; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

In house methods BC301, BC302

Leptospira spp. Microscopic examination

in-house method BC326 (dark field microscope)

Whole blood Bacillus anthracis Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house method BC302 (includes anthrax exclusion)

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor equine species Swabs Streptococcus equi Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining in-house method BC302
Detection and identification of bacteriaFor laboratory animals Gastrointestinal tract specimens; Respiratory specimens Bordetella bronchiseptica; Citrobacter freundii; Clostridium spp.​​​​; Corynebacterium kutcheri; Klebsiella spp.; Pasteurella multocida; Pasteurella pneumotropica; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Salmonella spp.; Staphylococcus aureus; Streptobacillus moniliformis; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Identification of unknown bacteria Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC 302 - specimens from laboratory mice

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species and avian species Fluids; Tissues Chlamydia spp. Embryonated egg culture

in-house method HC3963 (yolk sac innoculation)

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals Bacterial isolates; Paraffin embedded tissue; Tissues Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in-house method BC342
Faeces; Tissues Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) Cultural; Microscopic examination

in-house method BC316 (Double incubation method / Bactec system)

Detection and identification of fungi and mouldsFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species, avian species Hair; Nails; Scabs; Skin; Swabs; Tissues Aspergillus spp.; Candida albicans; Microsporum spp.; Mucor spp.; Rhizopus; Trichophyton spp.; Dermatophyte fungi associated with superficial mycoses (ringworm); Identification of unknown fungi; Yeasts Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining in-house methods BC302, BC303, BC307, BC309
Detection and identification of other microorganisms Bacterial isolates Mycoplasma felis; Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae; Mycoplasma spp. MALDI-TOF in-house method BC317
Detection and identification of other microorganismsFor avian species Bacterial isolates Mycoplasma gallisepticum; Mycoplasma synoviae Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

in-house method BC349

Detection and identification of other microorganismsFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species, avian species Eye swabs Mycoplasma spp. Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining in-house method BC305
Genital specimens Mycoplasma spp. Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC302

Milk Mycoplasma spp. Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC302

Respiratory specimens Mycoplasma felis; Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae; Mycoplasma spp. Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC302

Semen Mycoplasma spp. Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC302

Swabs; Tissues; Whole blood Mycoplasma spp. Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

ANZSDP, method BC305

Synovial fluid Mycoplasma spp. Biochemical; Commercial identification kits; Cultural; Microscopic examination; Staining

in-house methods BC301, BC302

Detection and identification of parasites and arthropodsFor production animals Faeces Coccidia oocyst count; Nematodirus egg count; Strongylid egg count Microscopic examination

ANZSDP - Modified McMaster method, in-house method BC313

Fluids; Scrapings Tritrichomonas foetus Cultural; Microscopic examination

Manufacturers instructions - BioMed Diagnostics InPouch TF Test 

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Media Products

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Testing for sterility and freedom from contamination of biological materials intended for veterinary use - Innocuity Raw materials of animal origin Exclusion of Mycoplasma Bacterial culture - Biphasic medium, mycoplasma broth in-house method BC305

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Analysis for transmissible animal diseases under the European Union Directives for Animal HealthFor production animals Bovine reproductive material Bluetongue virus (BTV) Virus isolation

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) method

Campylobacter fetus ss. venerealis (Cfv) Cultural

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) method

Brucella abortus Complement fixation test (CFT); Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA); Rose Bengal plate; Serum agglutination

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) method

Tritrichomonas foetus Cultural

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) method

Ovine reproductive material Bluetongue virus (BTV) Virus isolation

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) method

Brucella melitensis Complement fixation test (CFT); Rose Bengal plate

World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) method

Detection and identification of virusesFor avian species Swabs Avian influenza; Newcastle disease virus (NDV) Embryonated egg culture; Virus isolation

OIE method and in-house method HC3961 (allantoic sac innoculation)

Detection and identification of virusesFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species and avian species Semen; Serum; Tissues Pestivirus Cultural in-house method HC3917
Semen; Swabs; Tissues Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus Cultural OIE method and in-house method HC3915
Swabs; Tissues Parainfluenza virus type 3 Cultural; Virus isolation in-house method HC3916
Tissues Identification of unknown viruses Cultural; Virus isolation

in-house method HC3920

Detection and identification of virusesFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species, avian species Brain tissue; Tissues Avian encephalomyelitis Embryonated egg culture

in-house methods HC3956, HC3963 (yolk sac innoculation)

Culture materials Avian influenza; Encephalomyelitis virus; Parainfluenza virus type 3; Porcine parvovirus Virus titration - Quantitative

in-house methods HC3470, HC3471, HC3473, HC3475

Serum Flavivirus; Murray Valley encephalitis virus Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

in-house methods HC3361 (Flavivirus); HC3362 (MVE)

Detection and identification of virusesFor production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species and avian species Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Semen; Tissues Bluetongue virus (BTV) Embryonated egg culture

in-house method HC3960 (intravenous innoculation)

Swabs; Tissues Avian pox virus; Infectious laryngotracheitis virus Embryonated egg culture

in-house methods HC3953, HC3954, HC3962 (choriallantoic membrane innoculation)

Detection and identification of virusesFor production animals Semen; Swabs; Tissues; Whole blood Equine arteritis virus Cultural; Virus isolation OIE method and in-house method HC3913
Tissues Infectious bronchitis virus Embryonated egg culture; Virus isolation

ASDT, OIE method and in-house methods HC3951, HC3961 (allantoic sac innoculation)

Porcine parvovirus Cultural

ASDT and in-house method HC3918

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, aquatic animals, equine species, avian species Serum Brucella spp. Serum agglutination

OIE method and in-house method HC3110 

Leptospirosis Microscopic agglutination

Manufacturers Instructions

Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production animals Serum Akabane virus; Bluetongue virus (BTV); Brucella abortus; Caprine arthritis encephalitis virus; Enzootic bovine leukosis virus; Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR); Johne's disease Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Manufacturers Instructions - IDEXX and IDVet test kits, and in-house methods HC3312, HC3313, HC3314, HC3315, HC3322, HC3351, HC3358, HC3360, HC3361, HC3362 

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

ASDT, OIE method and in-house methods HC3210, HC3211, HC3212, HC3214, HC3215

Adenovirus - Haemagglutinating; Haemagglutinating encephalomyelitis; Influenza virus; Newcastle disease virus (NDV); Parainfluenza virus type 3; Porcine parvovirus Haemagglutination inhibition

in-house methods HC3470, HC3473, HC3475, HC3480 (HEV), HC3485 (Adenovirus), HC3481, HC3486 

Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitationFor production animals Clotted blood; Ear notch; Plasma; Serum; Tissues; Whole blood Pestivirus Antigen capture ELISA

Manufacturers Instructions - IDEXX BVDV Aq Serum Plus Kit

Serum Aino virus; Akabane virus; Ephemeral fever virus; Equine arteritis virus; Equine herpes virus; Pestivirus; Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) Serum neutralisation ASDT, ANZSDP, OIE method and in-house methods HC3810, HC3811, HC3812, HC3813, HC3814, HC3815, HC3816
Akabane virus; Avian influenza; Bluetongue virus (BTV); Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV); Enzootic bovine leukosis virus; Equine infectious anaemia virus; Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease) - Caprine; Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease) - Ovine; Epizootic haemorrhagic disease (EHD) Agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID)

ASDT, ANZSDP, OIE method, EIA AGID kit insert (IDEXX) and in-house methods HC3010, HC3011, HC3014, HC3016, HC3017, HC3018, HC3020, HC3021, HC3023

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

OIE method and in-house method HC3111

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Media Products

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Testing for sterility and freedom from contamination of biological materials intended for veterinary use - Innocuity Raw materials of animal origin Bluetongue virus (BTV) Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in-house method HC3312
Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) Virus isolation in-house method HC3917
Parainfluenza virus type 3 Virus isolation in-house method HC3916
Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus Virus isolation in-house method HC3915

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, aquatic animals, equine species, avian species Fluids; Tissues; Urine Leptospira spp. PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

in-house method RD361

Detection and identification of bacteriaFor production animals (bovine, ovine) Tissues; Whole blood Bacillus anthracis PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) in-house method RD421
Detection and identification of virusesFor aquatic animals Tissues Abalone herpes virus; Abalone herpes virus - ORF 49 and ORF 66 PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

in-house methods RD313, RD316

Detection and identification of virusesFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species, avian species Allantoic fluid; Swabs; Tissues Avian influenza H5 genome; Avian influenza H7; Influenza A virus PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

in-house method RD341

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Swabs; Tissues; Whole blood Equine herpes virus; Equine herpes virus type 1 PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

in-house method RD311

Swabs; Tissues Infectious laryngotracheitis PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

in-house method RD312

Tissues; Whole blood Bluetongue virus (BTV) PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

in-house method RD351

Detection and identification of virusesFor companion animals, production animals, production avian species, laboratory animals, zoo animals, wildlife, aquatic animals, equine species, avian species Allantoic fluid; Swabs; Tissues Avian paramyxovirus 1; Avian paramyxovirus 1 F gene; Avian paramyxovirus 1 class 1; Avian paramyxovirus 1 class 2; Avian paramyxovirus L gene; Avian paramyxovirus M gene; Pigeon paramyoxovirus PCR - Quantitative (qPCR); PCR - Quantitative (qPCR) - Multiplex

in-house methods RD332, RD333, RD334, RD335 and RD336

Detection and identification of virusesFor production animals Culture materials; Tissues; Whole blood Classical swine fever virus (CSF); Pestivirus; Border disease PCR - Quantitative (qPCR)

in-house method RD325

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Animal Health

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

Professional Interpretation, in-house methods HS3001, HS3002, HS3003, HS3004, HS3005, HS3006, HS3007, HS3008, HS3100, HS3101, HS3102, HS3103, HS3104, HS3105, HS3106, HS3107, HS3108, HS3109, HS3110, HS3111, HS3112, HS3113

Stains include: gram stain, periodic acid schiff, ziehl-neelsen, warthin-starry, grocott methenamine silver, perl's, rhodanine, giemsa, congo red
Examination of biopsy materialFor production animals Tissues Prion disease lesions Microscopic examination

ANZSDP, in-house method PA353

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

Professional Interpretation, in-house method PA302

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