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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 due to essential maintenance between 13:40 and 19:00 on Sunday 29 Jan 2023

Sam Downtime

  • 19:00 on Tuesday 14 Feb 2023 until 07:00 on Wednesday 15 Feb 2023
  • 19:00 on Tuesday 14 Mar 2023 until 07:00 on Wednesday 15 Mar 2023
  • 19:00 on Tuesday 11 Apr 2023 until 07:00 on Wednesday 12 Apr 2023
  • 19:00 on Tuesday 09 May 2023 until 07:00 on Wednesday 10 May 2023
  • 19:00 on Tuesday 13 June 2023 until 07:00 on Wednesday 14 June 2023
  • 19:00 on Tuesday 11 July 2023 until 07:00 on Wednesday 12 July 2023
  • 19:00 on Tuesday 08 Aug 2023 until 07:00 on Wednesday 09 Aug 2023
  • 19:00 on Tuesday 12 Sept 2023 until 07:00 on Wednesday 13 Sept 2023
  • 19:00 on Tuesday 10 Oct 2023 until 07:00 on Wednesday 11 Oct 2023
  • 19:00 on Tuesday 14 Nov 2023 until 07:00 on Wednesday 15 Nov 2023
  • 19:00 on Tuesday 12 Dec 2023 until 07:00 on Wednesday 13 Dec 2023.

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