The Immunodiagnostics/Parasitology section and the Bacteriology section provide export testing for dogs. The countries that we commonly provide export testing for include Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, but we do testing for other countries as well.
When submitting samples for export testing, be sure to include on the submittal form the destination, the microchip number, and the sample collection date.
The testing requirements are different for each country, as are the methods by which the tests must be done. Commonly required tests for export of dogs we perform include the Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA) tests for detection of antibody against Babesia canis (60001), Babesia gibsoni (60046), Ehrlichia canis (60008), and Leishmania donovani (60022).
Please remember that testing requirements will depend on the country of destination. We suggest you work closely with the USDA/APHIS office in your state to determine the correct tests and test methods.
Testing for Babesia canis/gibsoni often requires a giemsa blood smear in addition to the IFA. The blood smear test is ordered using our Blood Parasite Screen (11660).
Testing for Leptospirosis usually requires the Microscopic Agglutination test, which is available as Canine specific (95055).
The Brucella canis Rapid Slide Agglutination Test (RSAT), available as (90009), meets most requirements for detection of antibody against that organism.
Many countries require heartworm testing. The method that must be used will vary among countries, so we offer both the Heartworm Antigen ELISA test (60019) and the Microfillaria test (60034) to accommodate the various requirements.
Collecting and Submitting Samples
Collection protocol, sample type, minimum volume, shipping information, price, turnaround time, and other additional information are provided for each test in our catalog. Please see the catalog for more details.
Please call us at 517.353.1683 and ask to speak to the Immunodiagnostics/Parasitology section if you need help ordering a test.