BVDFree - Designated Laboratories

BVDFree has designated the following laboratories to test samples taken as part of the BVDFree England Scheme. If you wish to have the results of testing for BVD virus (or antibodies) transferred to the BVDFree database for use in the programme, then it is essential that you select a laboratory from this table that is designated to perform the appropriate test on your chosen sample type(s) and include a signed instruction to transfer test results to the BVDFree database.

Below is a list of the diagnostic laboratories currently designated by BVDFree England to provide testing in support of the national BVD elimination programme, the tests and sample types to which this designation refers and the accreditation status of these tests.

ISO 17025 is an internationally recognised standard for accreditation for tests provided by laboratories, that includes assessment of the quality, administrative and technical systems in operation and provides reassurance to clients of the accuracy of the results generated.

Table Key:

ISO : INAB / UKAS accredited to ISO 17025
X : Not Offered
B : Blood
T : Tissue
E : Ear notch
Mi : Milk – individual
Mb : Milk – bulk tank

LaboratoryContactELISA AntigenRTPCR VirusELISA AntibodyAdditional Information
Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI) Stoney Road Stormont Belfast BT4 3SD
Ms. Emma Campbell 028 90519503 Bvd.testing@afbini.gov.uk www.afbini.gov.uk/contacts/bvd-test-results
ISO, B, E
ISO, B, T, E, Mi, Mb
ISO, B, Mi, Mb
INAB / UKAS Number: UKAS 2632 CHeCS Provider: AFBI Cattle Health Scheme. Historic data: Uploaded upon request. Contact the lab for details. How far back could I get test results? From 2015- dependant on if ID’s have been recorded with in correct format. Timeframe for new results to be passed to the national database: Within 10 working days
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) Woodham Lane New Haw Addlestone Surrey KT15 3NB
Catherine McGinn: 0208 0269503 Adele Kiernan: 0208 0269389 APHAServiceDesk@apha.gsi.gov.uk www.gov.uk/animal-disease-testing
ISO, T, B, E
ISO, B, Mb
ISO, B, Mi, Mb
INAB / UKAS Number: UKAS 1769 CHeCS Provider: No Historic data: Uploaded upon request. No charge. How far back could I get test results? Up to 12 months prior to registration Timeframe for new results to be passed to the national database: Within 14 days of request
Axiom Veterinary Laboratories Ltd (Axiom) The Manor House Brunel Road Newton Abbot Devon TQ12 4PB
Dan Sherry 01626 355655 admin@axiomvetlab.co.uk www.axiomvetlab.com
ISO, T, B, E
ISO, T, B, E, Mi, Mb
ISO, B, Mi, Mb
INAB / UKAS Number: UKAS 9190 CHeCS Provider: No Historic data: Uploaded upon request. Contact the lab for details. How far back could I get test results? To July 1, 2016 Timeframe for new results to be passed to the national database: Within 14 days of request To request a submission form call the lab on 01626 355655 Axiom is a CHECS provider and our website is www.cattlehealthscheme.com
Biobest Laboratories Ltd 6 Charles Darwin House The Edinburgh Technopole Nr Penicuik EH26 09Y
Dr Susan Duthie 0131 440 2628 Susan.Duthie@biobest.co.uk www.biobest.co.uk
ISO, T, B, E
ISO, T, B, E, Mi, Mb
ISO, B, Mi, Mb
INAB / UKAS Number: UKAS 2787 CHeCS Provider: HiHealth Herdcare Historic data: Uploaded upon request. No charge. How far back could I get test results? Up to 12 months prior to registration Timeframe for new results to be passed to the national database: The upload of herd status will be on a weekly basis.
The Cattle Information Service (CIS) Speir House Stafford Park One Telford Shropshire TF3 3BD
Aga Blachowicz 01923 695320 thelab@thecis.co.uk www.thecis.co.uk
ISO, T, B, E
ISO, T, B, E, Mi, Mb
ISO, Mi, Mb
INAB / UKAS Number: UKAS 7851 CHeCS Provider: No Historic data: 2 years of data uploaded free of charge. Timeframe for new results to be passed to the national database: Approximately 5 days after sample has been received
Independent Milk Laboratories Ltd. (IML) Shercock Road Bailieborough Co. Cavan
Dr. Robert Burns 042 967 5353 robertb@imlabs.ie www.imlabs.ie
ISO, T, B, E
ISO, B, E
ISO, Mi, Mb
INAB / UKAS Number: INAB 312T CHeCS Provider: No
LGC TSE/BVD Testing Laboratory (LGC) Darwin House Faraday Street Birchwood Park Risley Cheshire WA3 6FW
Nadya Coates 8440570110 Nadya.coates@lgcgroup.com www.lgcgroup.com
ISO, T, B, E
X
X
INAB / UKAS Number: UKAS 0003 CHeCS Provider: No
National Milk Laboratories 32 Kelvin Avenue Hillington Park Glagow G52 4LT
NML Lab Helpdesk 0141 892 6285 derekc@nmr.co.uk www.nationalmilklaboratories.co.uk
ISO, T, B, E
Mb
ISO, B, Mi, Mb
INAB / UKAS Number: UKAS 2051 CHeCS Provider: (BVD HerdCheck a CHeCS approved surveillance scheme) Historic data: Uploaded upon request. No charge. How far back could I get test results? Up to 12 months prior to registration Timeframe for new results to be passed to the national database: The upload of herd status will be on a weekly basis
SAC Consulting: Veterinary Services Greycrook St Boswells Melrose TD6 0EQ
PCHS Team 01835 822456 pchs1@btconnect.com www.cattlehealth.co.uk
ISO, T, E, B
ISO, T, E, B, Mi, Mb
ISO, B, Mi, Mb
INAB / UKAS Number: UKAS 7624 CHeCS Provider: Premium Cattle Health Scheme Historic data: Uploaded upon request - if results have been recorded in suitable format. Charge dependant on the database in which the test result is stored. How far back could I get test results? Up to 12 months prior to registration (for data suitable to be accessed for these purposes) Timeframe for new results to be passed to the national database: Within 14 days of request

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 BVDFree, BVDFree England the BVDFree 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 BVDFree, BVDFree England the BVDFree 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.

While every reasonable effort has made to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time of publishing, no representation or guarantee is given, whether by BVDFree, its employees, subcontractors, agents, distributors or any other person, that the contents are comprehensive, up to date, or free from error or omissions. BVDFree is not responsible for the content of external sites.

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