Approved tests

The Animal Health Committee maintains this list of tests approved by the former Sub-committee on Animal Health Laboratory Standards (SCAHLS) for infectious animal diseases for use by veterinary laboratories in Australia.

Year

Species

Agent

Test name at time of approval

Laboratory and principal at time of approval

2014

Equine

Hendra virus

Hendra virus soluble G iELISA

AAHL; A Colling

2012

Bovine, ovine

Johne’s disease

High-Throughput Johne’s direct PCR test (test method)

EMAI; I Marsh

2012

Bovine

Johne’s disease

IDEXX Pourquier ELISA Antibody Screening Testkit (ANZSDP)

Idexx Laboratories; R Santangelo

2012

Equine

Equine influenza

EI H3 TaqMan RT-PCR (test method)

AAHL; A Colling

2011

Bovine

Foot-and-mouth disease

FMDV 3ABC C-ELISA (test method)

AAHL; A Colling

2011

Chicken

Avian influenza

BioChek Avian Influenza Antibody Test Kit (test method)

BioChek Smart Veterinary Diagnostics through Scolexia Pty Ltd

2011

Bovine

Johne’s disease

BJD Herd Environmental Culture Test (ANZSDP)

DPI Victoria; J Gwozdz

2010

Aquatic—mollusc

Abalone herpes virus

Real time PCR (test method)

AAHL; S Corbeil

2010

Avian

Avian influenza

Real time PCR (test method)

AAHL; H Heine

2010

Multispecies

Anthrax

Hand-held immunochromatographic test (ANZSDP)

DPI Victoria; S Warner

2009

Avian

Avian influenza

b-ELISA (test method)

AAHL; P Selleck

2009

Bovine

Johne’s disease

Pooled faecal culture (ANZSDP)

EMAI; G Eamens

2009

Equine

Equine influenza

b-ELISA (test method)

AAHL; P Selleck

2009

Alpaca

Johne’s disease

Pooled faecal culture (ANZSDP)

Animal Health Australia; L Citer

2008

Ovine

Chalmydophila abortus

ELISA (test method)

PIRVic; L McCauley

2007

Multispecies

Bacillus anthracis

Multiplex PCR (ANZSDP)

EMAI; M Hornitzky

2007

Caprine

Johne’s disease

Pooled faecal culture (ANZSDP)

EMAI; G Eamens

Prior to 2004

All

Mycobacterium paratuberculosis

IS900 PCR-REA (ANZSDP)

EMAI, AHL; R Whittington, D Cousins

Prior to 2004

All

Mycobacterium paratuberculosis strain typing

IS1311 PCR-REA (ANZSDP)

EMAI, R Whittington

Prior to 2004

Bovine

Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex typing

Spoligotyping

Australian Reference Laboratory for Bovine Tuberculosis; D Cousins

Prior to 2004

Bovine

Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex typing

RFLP

Australian Reference Laboratory for Bovine Tuberculosis; D Cousins

Prior to 2004

Bovine

Mycobacterium species

Multiplex PCR

Australian Reference Laboratory for Bovine Tuberculosis; D Cousins

Prior to 2004

Bovine

Mycobacterium paratuberculosis BACTEC​

Multiplex PCR (ANZSDP)

AHL; D Cousins

Prior to 2004

Bovine

Mycobacterium bovis

AS-PCR

Australian Reference Laboratory for Bovine Tuberculosis; D Cousins

Prior to 2004

Bovine

Johne’s disease

IDEXX ELISA (ANZSDP)

Idexx Laboratories; R Condron

Prior to 2004

Bovine

Johne’s disease

IP ELISA (ANZSDP)

Institut Pourquier through Johne’s Disease Reference Laboratory; R Condron

Prior to 2004

Bovine, ovine

Johne’s disease

Agriquality ELISA (now IDEXX) (ANZSDP)

Gribbles Palmerston North; M Reichel

Prior to 2004

Bovine, ovine, caprine

Johne’s disease

PARACHEK™ Absorbed EIA (ANZSDP)

CSL Limited (now Pfizer Animal Health)

Prior to 2004

Bovine, ovine, caprine

Johne’s disease

EMAI ELISA (ANZSDP)

EMAI; G Eamens

Prior to 2004

Ovine

Johne’s disease

Pooled faecal culture (ANZSDP)

EMAI, R Whittington

Prior to 2004

Ruminant

Malignant catarrhal fever

PCR (ANZSDP)

IDC NZ; KM Tham

Key: AAHL = Australian Animal Health Laboratories; DPI = Department of Primary Industries; EMAI = Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute; IDC NZ = International Data Corporation New Zealand; PIRVic = Primary Industries Research Victoria