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Guidelines for Submitting Serology Samples for Fairs and Shows

The season for fairs and shows is fast approaching and plans should be made for performing inspections and tests.

The following information is a general review for submitting samples to ADDL/Serology.

1) Samples hand-carried to ADDL by owners must be sealed using the veterinarian’s label or tape bearing the veterinarians’ signature.

2) All regulatory charts must include submitting veterinarian’s signature and complete animal identification.

3)  ADDL Form 3 (Request for Serological Test) must be completed and attached to all regulatory test charts.

ADDL will run only those tests requested on this form.

4)  A health certificate is the only necessary test record for 4-H exhibition.  Do not submit duplicate test charts.

5)  Use of BD-Vacutainer or Monoject tubes is preferred.  Venoject, Jelco or EDTA-treated tubes will not be accepted.

6)  Each tube must be identified with a tube number; additional identification is desirable.

7)  Tube numbers and numbers on charts must match and be in consecutive order.  Tubes should be packaged in consecutive order as well.

8)  Clear serum is preferable to whole blood.

9)  Tests for Pseudorabies will be performed daily (M-F).  Turnaround time may be 10-14  days (may be slightly longer at peak testing periods).

10)  Brucellosis tests are performed daily (M-F).  Turnaround time is 2-4 days.

11)  Swine samples for both Brucellosis and Pseudorabies will be tested first for Brucellosis, followed by Pseudorabies.  Turnaround time may be 10-14 days.

12)  ADDL will not release results to owners.

There will be no exceptions to the testing schedule.  Please allow adequate time.

If you have questions, please contact ADDL/Serology at 765-494-7451 prior to submitting samples.


ADDL-West Lafayette:
406 S. University
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-7440
Fax: 765-494-9181

11367 E. Purdue Farm Road
Dubois, IN 47527
Phone: (812) 678-3401
Fax: (812) 678-3412

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