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Laboratory testing

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Lab services imageAPHA Scientific offers a complete testing, advice and support service for the diagnosis, control and prevention of diseases in farm animals.

Our specialist teams perform tests under a comprehensive quality assurance system. Many of the tests are accredited to ISO 17025 and cover a range of animal species.

Customers are requested to send samples direct to the designated APHA testing unit, details of which can be found in the Commercial Diagnostic Tests Price List.

This will help to maintain the quality of the sample and speed of reporting. Results will usually be returned via the nearest APHA Laboratory where interpretation and follow-up support will be available if required.

APHA also offers a range of tests for purposes outside those listed above. These include:

  • Submissions not appropriate for UK disease surveillance purposes.
  • Tests on samples from companion animals.
  • Animals outside the UK at the time of sampling.

Further information can be found on the individual services pages by following the menu links on the left.

If you have any queries about the diagnostic tests we provide, please contact your local APHA Veterinary Investigation Centre.

For all other enquiries, including any queries about APHA test report validity (you will need to be able to provide a scan or photograph of the report), please contact our Laboratory Services Team

Tel:  +44 (0)3000 600 022
Fax:+44 (0)1932 357838

Page last modified: 24 May, 2023