Vetnostics Pathology provides a range of tests for canine, feline and equine export

The following tests are included:

  • Babesia gibsoni PCR testing
  • Babesia gibsoni IFAT serology (currently unavailable)
  • Brucella canis (currently unavailable, referred test to AAHL)
  • Babesia spp. smear examination
  • Leishmania spp. IFAT serology
  • Microfilaria (Dirofilaria immitis) concentration
  • Canine and feline heartworm antigen test

For other export tests available, please contact us directly.

Combinations available

New Zealand combination

Babesia gibsoni B.Gib PCR serology, Heartworm antigen test.

South Africa partial combination

Babesia gibsoni smear, Heartworm conc, Leishmania, Trypanosoma evansi CAT and Giemsa smear.

Tips for submitting export samples

  • Tips for submitting export samples
  • Fast the animal overnight to avoid haemolysis.
  • Collect blood samples carefully to avoid haemolysis.
  • Centrifuge clotted samples and submit separated serum to avoid haemolysis.
  • Keep the samples cool if possible. Samples remain stable for seven days if stored appropriately.
  • Submit early in the week to avoid transport over the weekend which can lead to delays.
  • Ensure the Vetpath export submission form is completed with the date of sample collection, animal’s name, age and microchip number.
  • Onsite export testing is performed on Tuesdays and the sample must be at the laboratory by Monday night to be tested on Tuesday. Turnaround time (TAT) of the testing will depend on when the samples arrive at the lab. Referred export testing has a longer TAT.