Submit A Sample

I am submitting from a UK practice

Avacta provide convenient submission boxes containing:

  • Submission form
  • Biohazard bag
  • Absorbent padding
  • Pre-paid, pre-addressed envelope

 

Submission boxes are free, simply call our technical support team on 0800 3 047 047 or email technical.support@avacta.com

Quantity requirements and turnaround times can be found on our submission form.

Our withdrawal guides outline which medication is required to be withdrawn prior to sampling.

I am submitting from a Non-UK practice

Veterinary professionals worldwide can send samples direct to our laboratory in 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. All relevant customs paperwork is available in our Practice Portal, or if you are new to Avacta Animal Health please email us at technical.support@avacta.com to discuss your requirements.

 

All results are issued electronically via email, alongside interpretation guidance and full support from our technical team.

 

Quantity requirements and turnaround times can be found on our submission form.

Our withdrawal guides outline which medication is required to be withdrawn prior to sampling.

Allergy sampling checklist:
  • Diagnosis of allergic disease has been made
  • Animal was symptomatic when sampled
  • Animal is not on / has not recently been on any medication which could interfere with test results
  • Animal has not been on a restricted diet for at least 8 weeks
  • Minimum sample requirements adhered to
  • Separated serum sent to reduce the risk of haemolysis (double the volume of whole blood can be sent if this is not possible but increases the risk of repeat sampling being required)
  • All samples are labelled
Do you suspect allergy but are not ready to test?

Our storage facility is available free of charge for three months. Once a diagnosis of allergy has been made your samples are then safely banked ready for analysis, saving time and inconvenience.

 

This service enables you to:

  • Sample when the animal is most symptomatic
  • Avoid the interference of any medication
  • Complete initial rule-out tests and / or diet trials
  • Wait for insurance approval
  • Allow owner time to make a decision

 

You can request use of our storage facility on your submission form.