How to submit a sample from outside the UK



Samples arriving at our UK laboratory must be compliant with current regulatory legislation and require specific documentation depending on their country of origin. Avacta Animal Health are experienced in providing all the necessary import documentation, alongside guidance and support on shipping samples successfully.


Please select the appropriate menu below for further guidance and import documentation. Please follow the guidance and ensure all relevant documentation is completed fully and enclosed or attached to the packaging as applicable. If you are new to Avacta Animal Health or need further support, please email us at and we would be happy to help.

Useful sampling checklist for serological allergy testing:


Use the checklist below to aid optimal sampling timing & preparation prior to submission.


  • A diagnosis of allergic disease has been made
  • The animal was symptomatic when the sample was taken (this is the optimum time to sample)
  • The animal is not on/has not recently been on any medication which could interfere with test results
  • The animal has not been on a restricted diet for at least 8 weeks (applicable to food test only)
  • The sample has been spun down to provide serum and to reduce the risk of haemolysis
  • All samples are clearly labelled and minimum sample requirements adhered to