Change in testing days and collecting service

On the bank holidays Friday December 25, 2015 and Friday January 1, 2016 CVI is closed. On those days no samples can be delivered and no tests will be started.
The opening hours of collecting service of TNT Innight is different at the turn of the year.
There are several changes in the testing days for Equine arteritis virus, Equine Infectious anaemia, Trypanosoma Evansi and Babesia Gibsoni.

TNT Innight service at turn of the year

Samples collected by TNT Innight on December 24, 2015 will be admitted at CVI on Monday December 28 and also processed on this day. Wednesday December 30, 2015 is the last day in 2015 that TNT Innight collects samples. The next collecting day will be Monday January 4, 2016.

Equine arteritis virus VNT and Equine Infectious anaemia

The Equine arteritis virus VNT (screening and titration) and the test for Equine Infectious anaemia (AGIDT) are not started on the Tuesdays December 22 and 29, 2015. The start of the tests of the samples will be Thursday December 24 and Thursday December, 31, 2015. The results of the test are expected on the Monday following the start date (in case the test was valid).

T. equigenitalis (CEM) swabs

No delays are expected for the reporting of results of swabs that are sent for testing on CEM and taken in for testing on Friday December 18, 2015. The reports will be sent on Friday December 25, 2015 according to the regular schedule.

Trypanosoma Evansi (Surra) (TEV01 en TEV02)

The last testing date of the institute that carries out these tests in 2015 is December 17. Only when the samples are received on December 14 before 12 hours at DSU CVI in Lelystad the results can be reported in 2015.
The next testing date for Evansi after December 17 will be January 7 2016. The results are expected to be reported on January 9, 2016.

Babesia gibsoni IFT (BGS01)

The last testing at the institute that carries out this test in 2015 is December 10. Samples for this test must be received not later than December 2 at DSU CVI in Lelystad.
The next testing date of the institute after December 10 will be January 7 2016. Results of the tests are expected on January 9, 2016.

Other tests

For the other tests published on the ‘Tarievenlijst’ now delays in the throughput time are expected. CVI is opened on working days except for the bank holidays December 25, 2015 and January 1, 2016.

Please always send the filled in submission form together with the samples.