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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

Planned maintenance and reported issues

Sam Downtime

  • 21:00 Friday 01/03/2024 to 22:00 Sunday 03/03/2024
  • 09:00 Sunday 10/03/2024 to 08:00 Monday 11/03/2024
  • 09:00 Sunday 17/03/2024  to 08:00 Monday 18/03/2024 
  • 19:00 Tuesday 09/04/2024 to 08:00 Wednesday 10/04/2024
  • 19:00 Tuesday 14/05/2024 to 08:00 Wednesday 15/05/2024
  • 09:00 Sunday 09/06/2024 to 08:00 Monday 10/06/2024
  • 19:00 Tuesday 11/06/2024 to 08:00 Wednesday 12/06/2024
  • 09:00 Sunday 16/06/2024 to 08:00 Monday 17/06/2024
  • 09:00 Sunday 08/09/2024 to 08:00 Monday 09/09/2024
  • 09:00 Sunday 15/09/2024 to 08:00 Monday 16/09/2024
  • 09:00 Sunday 08/12/2024 to 08:00 Monday 13/12/2024  

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


Log on to Sam button

Sam Government Gateway registration and maintenance links