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Sam - Online TB test submission

OVs can electronically receive notifications
and submit TB test results to APHA.
See the advantages and how to register page
for more information.

Service status

The service status is manually updated when there are Issues or Planned Maintenance which may affect Sam and/or the Government Gateway.

Planned maintenance and reported issues

Sam Downtime

Sam will be unavailable on the followings dates due to planned maintenance:

  • 19:00 Tuesday 10 August until 07:00 Wednesday 11 August 2021
  • 19:00 Tuesday 14 September until 07:00 Wednesday 15 September 2021
  • 19:00 Tuesday 12 October until 07:00 Wednesday 13 October 2021
  • 19:00 Tuesday 9 November until 07:00 Wednesday 10 November 2021
  • 19:00 Tuesday 14 December until 07:00 Wednesday 15 December 2021.

Government Gateway Downtime

Nothing planned at present.

Working offline during planned maintenance

To minimise potential disruption users are reminded that they can download a Working Form from Sam in Excel. Test data can be captured in excel and uploaded back into Sam later. Guidance on using excel can be found in Section 10, Part 2 and Section 12 of the Sam Official Veterinarian Practice Guide and the online e-learning module.

Sam OV support

For queries about using Sam or the initial registration process please contact the Sam support desk on:

03300 416999
Email Sam support desk

If you enter data in error and wish to request a Sam Data Fix, please complete this form (GEN02) and send to the following email addresses:
For CPHs in England
For CPHs in Wales
For CPHs in Scotland


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Sam Government Gateway registration and maintenance links