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Microbiology & Virology

APHA Scientific offers a comprehensive microbiology and virology testing service to private veterinary surgeons and other customers.

Our specialist teams perform tests on farmed animal samples submitted to the agency. The service includes cattle, sheep, goat, pig, avian and equine tests. Many of these tests are accredited to ISO 17025.

Other specialist species tests are also available including bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV).

Samples should be sent direct to the designated APHA testing unit, details of which can be found in the APHA Scientific 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 Scientific Tests Price List (Click here)

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.

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

For all other enquiries please contact our Laboratory Services Team

Tel:  +44 (0)208 415 2280
Fax:+44 (0)1932 357838

Page last modified: 1 February, 2021