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Non-Vesicular Reference Laboratory

International sample submission

UK sample submission

Suspicion of notifiable disease:

Private submissions for import/export

  • All samples must be accompanied by a completed sample submission form.
  • Samples submitted from within the UK may be sent by post or courier.

Fast-Track testing service for African horse sickness

For samples being tested for African horse sickness a Fast-Track Service is available.

For details see the African horse sickness section of the price list.

Please complete submission forms legibly and in-full.

Changes to final reports caused by illegible, incorrect or missing information will be subject to an administration charge of £30.

Notes

  • All prices below are quoted in Pounds Sterling (GBP).
  • All prices quoted are excluding VAT and are subject to VAT.
  • To send samples to the Non-Vesicular Disease Reference Laboratories for testing please address the consignment to:

Attention: Non-Vesicular Disease Reference Laboratories
The Pirbright Institute
Ash Road, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0NF
UK

African horse sickness

Test Accredited to
ISO/IEC 17025
Test detects Sample Price per test Test turnaround time
Real-Time RT-PCR Yes Nucleic Acid EDTA blood, Tissues £73 (up to 5 tests)
£49 (6 t0 20 tests)
£24 (21 or more tests)
5 working days
Serotype Identification by Real-Time RT-PCR - - EDTA blood, Tissues Price on application -
Nucleotide Sequencing - - EDTA blood, Tissues Price on application -
Virus Isolation on Cell Culture Yes Live Virus EDTA blood, Tissues Price on application -
ELISA Yes Antibodies Serum £73 (up to 5 tests)
£49 (6 to 20 tests)
£24 (21 or more tests)
5 working days
Fast-Track  ELISA Yes Antibodies Serum £109.50 (up to 5 tests)
£73.50 (6 to 20 tests)
£36 (21 or more tests)
2 working days
Serum Neutralisation Test (SNT) - Serotype-Specific Antibodies Serum Price on application -

Fast-Track Samples

For African horse sickness a Fast-Track Service is available.

Samples will be tested and results reported within 2 working days of the samples arriving at the laboratory.

All samples included on submission paperwork indicated for fast track testing will be expedited and subject to the extra testing fee.

To arrange for Fast-Track testing of samples:

  1. Contact the laboratory (incoming.samples@pirbright.ac.uk) before sending the samples to confirm that Fast-Track testing is possible (Fast-Track testing may be temporally unavailable due to other laboratory commitments).
  2. Specify that Fast-Track testing is required on the sample submission form.

African swine fever

Test Accredited to
ISO/IEC 17025
Test detects Sample Price per test Test turnaround time
Real-Time PCR Yes Nucleic Acid EDTA blood, Tissues £73 (up to 5 tests)
£49 (6 to 20 tests)
£24 (21 or more tests)
5 working days
Antigen ELISA Yes Virus EDTA blood, Tissues £73 (up to 5 tests)
£49 (6 to 20 tests)
£24 (21 or more tests)
5 working days
Haemadsorption Test - Live Virus EDTA blood, Tissues Price on application -
Virus Isolation on Cell Culture - Live Virus EDTA blood, Tissues Price on application -
ELISA Yes Antibodies Serum £73 (up to 5 tests)
£49 (6 to 20 tests)
£24 (21 or more tests)
5 working days

Bluetongue

Test Accredited to
ISO/IEC 17025
Test detects Sample Price per test Test turnaround time
Real-Time RT-PCR Yes Nucleic Acid EDTA blood, Tissues £36 (up to 5 tests)
£30 (6 to 20 tests)
£27.50 (21 or more tests)
5 working days
Serotype Identification by Real-Time RT-PCR - - EDTA blood, Tissues Price on application -
Nucleotide Sequencing - -   Price on application -
Virus Isolation on Cell Culture Yes Live Virus EDTA blood, Tissues Price on application -
ELISA Yes Antibodies Serum £20 (up to 10 tests)
£15 (11 to 50 tests)
£10 (51 or more tests)
5 working days
Serum Neutralisation Test (SNT) - - Serum Price on application -

Capripox (goat pox, sheep pox and lumpy skin disease)

Capripox viruses consist of Goat pox virus, Sheep pox virus and Lumpy skin disease virus.

Test Accredited to
ISO/IEC 17025
Test detects Sample Price per test Test turnaround time
Real-Time PCR Yes Nucleic Acid EDTA blood, Tissues, Skin biopsy £73 (up to 5 tests)
£49 (6 to 20 tests)
£24 (21 or more tests)
5 working days
Differential Detection by Real-Time PCR - - Tissues, Skin biopsy Price on application -
Nucleotide Sequencing - - Tissues, Skin biopsy Price on application -
Virus Isolation on Cell Culture - Live Virus Tissues, Skin biopsy Price on application -

Epizootic haemorrhagic disease

Test Accredited to
ISO/IEC 17025
Test detects Sample Price per test Test turnaround time
Real-Time RT-PCR Yes Nucleic Acid EDTA blood, Tissues £73 (up to 5 tests)
£49 (6 to 20 tests)
£24 (21 or more tests)
5 working days
Serotype Identification by Real-Time RT-PCR - - EDTA blood, Tissues Price on application -
Nucleotide Sequencing - - EDTA blood, Tissues Price on application -
Virus Isolation on Cell Culture Yes Live Virus EDTA blood, Tissues Price on application -
ELISA Yes Antibodies Serum £73 (up to 5 tests)
£49 (6 to 20 tests)
£24 (21 or more tests)
5 working days
Serum Neutralisation Test (SNT) - Serotype-Specific Antibodies Serum Price on application -

Peste des petits ruminants

Test Accredited to
ISO/IEC 17025
Test detects Sample Price per test Test turnaround time
Real-Time RT-PCR Yes Nucleic Acid EDTA blood, Tissues, Swabs £73 (up to 5 tests)
£49 (6 to 20 tests)
£24 (21 or more tests)
5 working days
ELISA Yes Antibodies Serum £73 (up to 5 tests)
£49 (6 to 20 tests)
£24 (21 or more tests)
5 working days
Nucleotide Sequencing - - EDTA blood, Tissues, Swabs Price on application -
Virus Isolation on Cell Culture - Live Virus EDTA blood, Tissues, Swabs Price on application -

Quality Assurance

The front line diagnostic assays are *accredited to ISO/IEC 17025. The Pirbright Institute is *a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 4025.

Where indicated, testing is carried out to the internationally recognised ISO/IEC 17025.

Terms and conditions

  • All testing is undertaken subject to The Pirbright Institute's terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

Reporting of results

  • Results will be reported in the stated time. In the event of a delay, the submitter will be informed by e-mail or phone.
  • For International testing: Where samples are submitted on behalf of the national competent authority test results for notifiable diseases will be reported to the submitter and the OIE / FAO.
  • For UK testing: In the event of a positive result for a notifiable disease from a sample the national competent authority will be informed. Subsequent investigation of suspected disease cases will be undertaken by the competent authority and all further communication should be undertaken through them.

Returns

  • Due to strict biosecurity regulations samples received into The Pirbright lnstitute high containment facility cannot be returned to sender or forwarded on to other laboratories.

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