Laboratory Testing

BVD Designated Laboratories

Only designated laboratories may transfer BVD results to the ICBF database for use in the national BVD eradication programme.

BVD Designated Laboratories
(Updated 25/09/17)

Information on applying for designation is available by clicking here.

Disclaimer

No biological test is 100% accurate. If an inaccurate result is suspected, the animal should be isolated and re-tested.
All designated laboratories are independently accredited for BVD testing and the test methods used (ELISA or RT-PCR) will, in the great majority of cases, accurately detect the presence or absence of virus in tissue and blood samples when submitted and tested correctly. However, results relate only to the sample as received by the laboratory and, whilst laboratories warrant that their tests will meet their applicable declared specifications, the laboratories make no other warranty, expressed or implied and accept no responsibility or liability in respect of false results which are within the limits of the declared specifications of the tests offered. No representation or warranty is given by AHI, ICBF, the Technical Working Group, the Implementation Group or any member, employee or other person connected with any of the foregoing bodies as to the accuracy of any BVD test methods or test results. Neither AHI, ICBF, the Technical Working Group, the Implementation Group nor any member, employee or other person connected with any of the foregoing bodies shall have any liability or responsibility in respect of any laboratory or the accuracy of any test methods, test results or reports produced by any laboratory.

Johne’s Disease Designated Laboratories

Only designated laboratories may transfer Johne’s disease results to the ICBF database for use in the AHI Pilot Johne’s disease control programme.

Johne’s Disease Designated Laboratories
(Updated 06/11/2017)

Information on applying for designation is available by clicking here.

Other Testing

IBR Testing
(Updated 17/01/2017)

Leptospirosis Testing
(Updated 17/01/2017)

Parasite Testing
(Updated 28/08/2017)

 

If laboratories wish to amend to any of the details in the above listings, they should contact us at admin@animalhealthireland.ie.

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