Transport Medium for submitting samples is available, on request, from the laboratory.
- RNAlater ™
- Avian Influenza Surveillance Medium
- Newcastle Disease Surveillance Medium
Dispatch samples as soon as possible to the Animal Health Laboratory.
Note: RNA is VERY labile. Samples must be dispatched as soon as practicable (within 24 hours).
|Clotted blood, tissue or environmental sample|||
|Avian Influenza / Newcastle disease (a)||Trachea, or other respiratory system, swab and cloacal swabs in virus transport medium (VTM)||VTM can be supplied by AHL|
|Equine Influenza (a)||Nasal, or other respiratory system, swab in virus transport medium (VTM)||VTM can be supplied by AHL|
|Tasmanian Rickettsia-like Organism (RLO)||Liver, kidney, spleen in RNAlater™|
RNAlater™ can be supplied by AHL.
Tasmanian Aquareovirus (TSRV)
Liver, kidney, spleen in RNAlaterTM
RNAlaterTM can be supplied by AHL.
|Pilchard Orthomyxovirus (POMV)||Liver, kidney, spleen in RNAlater™||RNAlater™ can be supplied by AHL|
Ostreid Herpesvirus μ-1 (b)
|Whole chilled Pacific oysters or gill and mantle in ethanol||Please contact the AHL prior to submissions|
|Abalone viral ganglioneuritis (b)||Whole chilled abalone or samples containing ganglion in ethanol||Please contact the AHL prior to submission|
|Covert infection prevalence testing (Yersinia ruckeri, Tenacibaculum maritimum, Aeromonas salmonicida)||Samples in enrichment broth||Enrichment broth supplied by AHL with minimum 1 week notice.|
|Mycoplasma direct PCR||Milk|
Joint fluid or semen can also be submitted although the testing of these samples falls outside our current scope of accreditation.
(B. dendrobatidis) PCR
|Dry swab of skin||Please contact the AHL prior to submission|
Please contact the AHL to request virus transport media prior to sampling or when submitting these samples.
(A) - List A notifiable diseases
(B) - List B notifiable diseases (endemic to Australia)
|African Swine Fever (ASF) (A)||Blood, serum, tissues e.g. spleen, lymph nodes, tonsils or kidneys||Exotic disease - please contact the laboratory|
|Classical Swine Fever (CSF) (A)||Blood and tissues or oro-nasl swabs|
Exotic disease - please contact the laboratory.
|Bonamia spp.||Gill and heart tissues||Please contact the laboratory|
|BVD PCR||Milk, other tissues||Please contact the laboratory|
|Chlamydia abortus |
Foetal stomach fluid, abomasal content, joint fluid or placental tissue
|Chlamydia psittaci (B)||Ocular, pharyngeal, nasal or cloacal swabs|
tissues from kidney, lung, pericardium, spleen and liver
|Please contact the laboratory|
|Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) (A)||Samples as deemed appropriate by the veterinarian|
Exotic disease - please contact the laboratory
|Perkinsus spp. (A)||Gill and mantle tissue or pedal muscle containing gross lesions, if present.||Please contact the laboratory|
Foetal stomach fluid, abomasal content, joint fluid, urine or placental tissue