​The following diagnostic tests are offered routinely:

  • SANAS ACCREDITED PCR TESTS

Test Sample Type Average turnover time
*Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis detection and virulence detection)Culture 3 days
Trichomonas foetus detectionVaginal fluids, sheath washes, sheath scrapings in transport medium or PBS4-5 days
Campylobacter fetus detectionVaginal fluids, sheath washes, sheath scrapings in transport medium or PBS4-5 days
Escherichia coli O157 detectionCulture4 days
*Clostridium perfringens typingCulture4 days

  • NON-ACCREDITED PCR TESTS

TestSample TypeAverage turnover time
*Brucella spp (screening and identification –including vaccine strains)Culture, milk, blood, tissue3 days
Contagious Equine Metritis - CEM (Taylorella equigeniatlis and Taylorella asinigenitalis detection)Culture, vaginal discharge, semen, swabs4 days
Lawsonia intracellularisCulture, tissue,  swabs3 days
Salmonella spp screening Culture, tissue,  swabs3 days
Pasteurella multocida type DCulture, nasal swabs, organs (lung, tonsils)4 days


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