Aquatic and terrestrial Australian and New Zealand standard diagnostic procedures (ANZSDPs)

​​​​​The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources maintains this list of Australian and New Zealand standard diagnostic procedures (ANZSDPs) for use in Australian veterinary laboratories. ANZSDPs supersede some of the older Australian standard diagnostic techniques​ (ASDTs), published in 1993.

The objectives of an ANZSDP are to:

  • standardise test procedures to ensure consistency between laboratories using methods selected for their optimal accuracy, sensitivity, specificity and robustness
  • provide standard methods that can be used in:
    • external proficiency testing programmes
    • development of documentation for quality systems.

These procedures describe tests and the availability of reagents consistent with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE):

Some ANZSDPs may exceed OIE requirements where special procedures and interpretation are necessary for Australian and New Zealand circumstances.
Any tests that differ in principle from an established (standard) test must be favourably and independently evaluated before inclusion in an ANZSDP. Commercial suppliers and individual proponents seeking inclusion of a new test, or a new version of an e​xisting test, in an existing ANZSDP will need to submit relevant data and information to the department for evaluation.

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Last reviewed: 30 June 2020
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