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Vesicular Disease Reference Laboratories

Samples from overseas

  • Before dispatch, the shipment details must be agreed with The Pirbright Institute and a sample submission form must be completed and included in the shipment.
  • Samples dispatched from overseas should be classifed as dangerous goods and must be packaged appropriately.Our advice on packing dangerous goods >

Samples from the UK

Virology sample submission form

For virology testing please contact Valerie Mioulet and Reference Laboratories Incoming samples to discuss your testing requirements.

Serology sample submission form

Serology Sample Submission Form

Price list

Notes

  • A test is defined as one sample tested against one serotype of the virus.
  • The testing schedule will be agreed with customer prior to samples being shipped.
  • All prices are quoted in Pounds Sterling (GBP).

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)

Virus Detection

To send samples for FMD diagnosis to the Vesicular Disease Reference Laboratories for virus detection please contact Valerie Mioulet and Reference Laboratories Incoming samples.

 

Test Accredited to
ISO/IEC 17025
Price per test
Virus Isolation on Tissue Culture Yes Up to 50 tests - Free of charge for agreed diagnostic submissions
Non-diagnostic submissions - Price on application
 
Antigen ELISA Yes Up to 50 tests - Free of charge for agreed diagnostic submissions
Non-diagnostic submissions - Price on application
 
Real-Time RT-PCR Yes Up to 50 tests - Free of charge for agreed diagnostic submissions
Non-diagnostic submissions - Price on application
 
Sequencing of VP1 gene No £355.00  

 

Antibody Detection

To send samples for FMD to the Vesicular Disease Reference Laboratories for serological testing please address consignment to:

Attention: Serum Assay Unit
The Pirbright Institute
Ash Road, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0NF
UK


 
 
Test Accredited to
ISO/IEC 17025
Sample - Test type Price per test
Liquid Phase Blocking ELISA (LPBE) Yes Serum - spot test £20 (up to 50 tests)
£16 (51 to 100 tests)
£11 (101 or more tests)
Liquid Phase Blocking ELISA (LPBE) Yes Serum - titration £27 (up to 50 tests)
£20 (51 to 100 tests)
£15 (101 or more tests)
Solid Phase Competition ELISA (SPCE) Yes Serum - spot test £20 (up to 50 tests)
£16 (51 to 100 tests)
£11 (101 or more tests
PrioCHECK serotype O Yes Serum - titration £15 (up to 40 tests)
£13 (41 to 80 tests)
£12 (81 or more tests)
PrioCHECK NS ELISA Yes Serum - titration £410 (up to 40 tests)
£505 (41 to 80 tests)
£600 (81 to 120 tests)
£690 (121 to 160 tests)
£790 (161 or more tests)
Virus Neutralisation Test (VNT) Yes Serum - titration £45 (up to 50 tests)*
£37 (51 to 100 tests)*
£27 (101 or more tests)*

* If the virus strain requested is not yet optimised and validated for the VNT an additional charge may be charged. Please contact Anna Ludi for details.

Vesicular stomatitis (VS)

Virus Detection

To send samples for VS diagnosis to the Vesicular Disease Reference Laboratories for virus detection please contact Valerie Mioulet and Reference Laboratories Incoming samples.

 

Test Accredited to
ISO/IEC 17025
Price per test
Virus Isolation on Tissue Culture No Up to 50 tests - Free of charge for agreed diagnostic submissions
Non-diagnostic submissions - Price on application
Antigen ELISA No Up to 50 tests - Free of charge for agreed diagnostic submissions
Non-diagnostic submissions - Price on application
Real-Time RT-PCR No Up to 50 tests - Free of charge for agreed diagnostic submissions
Non-diagnostic submissions - Price on application

 

Antibody Detection

To send samples for VS diagnosis to the Vesicular Disease Reference Laboratories for virus detection please address consignment to:

Attention: Serum Assay Unit
The Pirbright Institute
Ash Road, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0NF
UK

 

Test Accredited to
ISO/IEC 17025
Samples Price per test
Virus Neutralisation Test (VNT) Yes Serum £45 (up to 50 tests)*
£37 (51 to 100 tests)*
£27 (101 or more tests)*

* If the virus strain requested is not yet optimised and validated for the VNT an additional charge may be charged. Please contact Anna Ludi for details.

Swine vesicular disease (SVD)

Virus Detection

To send samples for SVD diagnosis to the Vesicular Disease Reference Laboratories for virus detection please contact Valerie Mioulet and Reference Laboratories Incoming samples.

 

Test Accredited to
ISO/IEC 17025
Price per test
Virus Isolation on Tissue Culture No Up to 50 tests - Free of charge for agreed diagnostic submissions
Non-diagnostic submissions - Price on application
Antigen ELISA No Up to 50 tests - Free of charge for agreed diagnostic submissions
Non-diagnostic submissions - Price on application
Real-Time RT-PCR No Up to 50 tests - Free of charge for agreed diagnostic submissions
Non-diagnostic submissions - Price on application
Sequencing of VP1 Gene No £355

Antibody Detection

To send samples for SVD diagnosis to the Vesicular Disease Reference Laboratories for virus detection please address consignment to:

Attention: Serum Assay Unit
The Pirbright Institute
Ash Road, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0NF
UK

 

Test Accredited to
ISO/IEC 17025
Test Type Price per test
5B7 monoclonal Antibody Competition ELISA Yes Spot test £20 (up to 50 tests)
£16 (51 to 100 tests)
£11 (101 or more tests)
Virus Neutralisation Test (VNT) Yes Titration £45 (up to 50 tests)*
£37 (51 to 100 tests)*
£27 (101 or more tests)*

* If the virus strain requested is not yet optimised and validated for the VNT an additional charge may be charged. Please contact Anna Ludi for details.

Vesicular exanthema of swine (VESV)

To send samples for VESV diagnosis to the Vesicular Disease Reference Laboratories for virus detection please contact Reference Laboratories Incoming samples.

Quality

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 version 2005.

Terms and conditions

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

Terms and conditions

Results

  • For UK notifiable diseases: in the event of a positive result for a UK sample the national regulatory authority will be informed. Subsequent investigation of suspected disease cases will be undertaken by the regulatory authority and all further communication should be undertaken through them.
  • The  Reference Laboratories will collaborate with other Reference Laboratories and partners to facilitate international disease control and for the purposes of international disease control and research into the development of improved disease control capabilities.

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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