Contact: Dr Alison Lubisi
Available services and diagnostic tests performed by the Onderstepoort Veterinary Research campus (ARC-OVR) are grouped and tabulated in accordance with the organisation of specialities within the ARC-OVR. Diseases, which appear under their common names, and tests, are listed alphabetically within each section. Under "collection and submission of specimens" additional information is given on samples that are required for virology, especially when foot-and-mouth disease, African swine fever or rabies is suspected.

Price List and Test Time
"Test time" as defined in this manual represents the number of working days expected to elapse from the day the samples are received at the ARC-OVR to the day on which the results become available. Often a range of days is given because tests frequently have to be carried out in batches to be cost effective.


  • Onderstepoort Veterinary Research (ARC-OVR)

    For enquiries regarding submissions, results or other information please contact the Registration Office - + 27 (0)12 529 9274/3/2. The Campus is open Monday to Friday from 7h30 to 16h00. In the event of an emergency, contact the respective laboratory to deliver the samples after hours. Alternatively, the client can request the security officials on duty to place it in the fridge for processing the next working day. The telephone number during official working hours is + 27 (0)12 529 9111. Results of diagnostic tests will be notified by email and if require by the client via telephone or fax when possible.

  • Transboundary Animal Diseases (TAD)
    For enquiries concerning Foot-and-mouth disease and African swine fever, please dial + 27 (0)12 529-9592/84 or + 27 (0)12 529 9274/3/2. The TAD is manned 24 hours per day; the after hours number is + 27 (0) 12 529 9579 (security office).

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