CAVE: Suspected BTV samples or samples within the scope of official BTV monitoring must be sent to the National Reference Laboratory for Bluetongue(Instutut Mödling)!
Since the blood sample processing is partially automated by means of a pipetting robot, it is requested to send the blood samples in 9 ml Vacuette tubes (Greiner Bio One: serum tube order number 455092, EDTA tube order number 455036) in order to ensure rapid sample processing (no subsequent decanting into suitable tubes in the laboratory). Alternatively, blood tubes of other manufacturers can be used, the tube diameter should be 16mm and the length 100mm. For the detection of BTV antibodies (ELISA) serum tubes are required, for the detection of BTV virus (PCR) EDTA blood is absolutely required.
Transmission of the examination data
In order that the examination data of the samples taken by sample takers can be electronically imported into the in-house EDP system and shown on the findings, it is requested that a csv file as well as the US application form (see Forms & Sample Dispatch) be completed and sent by e-mail to the following e-mail address: email@example.com IVET Linz will provide the corresponding csv sample lists on request (see Forms & Sample Dispatch). The following information is required: Date of sampling, LFBIS number, sample number, ear tag number, date of birth (optional).
Dr. Michael Dünser
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Last updated: 23.01.2022