The Cooperative National Brucellosis Control Program currently uses a number of tests in the serological diagnosis of brucellosis. Some tests, such as the Buffered Acidified Plate Antigen (BAPA) test, and the card test, are very economical, yet are prone to subjectivity and variation. These tests, while relatively more sensitive than other tests, are lacking in specificity. All reactors are required to confirmed by FPA prior to release.
$4.00 per sample
All except Ovine
Run daily at 2:00 pm - results to be emailed or faxed by end of business day.
Specimen Requirements and Collection Protocol
1-2 mL of serum or whole blood. Purple top tubes will not be accepted.
Please call 503-986-4680 regarding vaccination protocol.
On ice - do not freeze - recommend ship overnight
An official from is required and can be done using VS 4-33 form or AHL is now providing online submissions through the Oregon Veterinarian Information System (OVIS), please call Lori Brown at 503-986-6453 for details. Requests for VS 10-11 forms available through the Animal Health OVIS system, please call 503-986-4680 for details.
Lab will contact submitter with all reactors or issues. Reactors will increase turnaround times and may need to be sent to the National Veterinary Services Lab (NVSL).