Companion Animal and Equine Tests, Schedule and Price List


  • Animal import and export tests are performed on a scheduled basis each week.
  • Schedule changes may occur due to public holidays or urgent disease testing, with planned schedule updates available at the bottom of this page.
  • If your test result is required urgently, please contact ACDP Accessions prior to sample submission (email: acdp-accessions@csiro.au or phone: +61 3 5227 5414).
  • Occasionally, tests may need to be repeated, causing delays in receiving results. It is advisable not to plan travel dates too close to the anticipated reporting dates.

* Close of Business.
** The Customs and Handling fee applies to overseas submissions. The fee is applied once per submission and is required to cover the cost of quarantine clearance.

Glossary of terms

  • ELISA – Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay

  • FAVN – Fluorescent Antibody Virus Neutralisation

  • IFAT – Immunofluorescence Antibody Test

  • MAT – Microscopic Agglutination Test

  • SAT – Serum Agglutination Test

  • SNT – Serum Neutralisation Test (also known as VNT – Virus Neutralisation Test)

Public Holiday Test Schedules

Grand Final (AFL) Day Friday 27th September 2024

TestSamples Arrive By (COB)Results Available By (COB)
Hendra ELISA Wednesday, 25 September 2024 Thursday, 26 September 2024
Hendra VNT and Nipah VNT - NO TEST 27th-30th; Extra test: Arrive by COB Fri 27th Sept Friday, 27 September 2024 Thursday, 3 October 2024
Nipah ELISA Monday, 23 September 2024 Thursday, 26 September 2024
Rabies FAVN Friday, 20 September 2024 Thursday, 26 September 2024
Brucella canis SAT, E. canis IFA, Leishmania IFA, Leptospira canicola MAT (No change) Tuesday, 24 September 2024 Thursday, 26 September 2024

Geelong Cup Wednesday 23rd October 2024

TestSamples Arrive By (COB)Results Available By (COB)
Rabies FAVN (No change) Monday, 21 October 2024 Friday, 25 October 2024
Nipah ELISA (No change) Monday, 21 October 2024 Friday, 25 October 2024
Hendra VNT and Nipah VNT (No change) Thursday, 24 October 2024 Monday, 28 October 2024
Hendra ELISA (No change) Wednesday, 23 October 2024 Friday, 25 October 2024
Brucella canis SAT, E.Canis IFA, Leishmania infantum IFA, Leptospira canicola MAT Wednesday, 23 October 2024 Friday, 25 October 2024

Christmas 2024 (23rd - 30th December)

TestSamples Arrive By (COB)Results Available By (COB)
No routine testing

New Year 2025 (31st December -5th January)

TestSamples Arrive By (COB)Results Available By (COB)
Brucella canis SAT, E.Canis IFA, Leishmania infantum IFA, Leptospira canicola MAT, Hendra ELISA, Nipah ELISA Wednesday, 1 January 2025 Friday, 3 January 2025
Hendra VNT and Nipah VNT (No change) Thursday, 2 January 2025 Monday, 6 January 2025
Rabies FAVN (No test)

Australia Day Monday 26th January 2025

TestSamples Arrive By (COB)Results Available By (COB)
Brucella canis SAT, E.Canis IFA, Leishmania infantum IFA, Leptospira canicola MAT (No change) Tuesday, 28 January 2025 Wednesday, 29 January 2025
Hendra VNT and Nipah VNT - NO TEST 24th-27th; Extra test: Arrive by COB Mon 27th Jan Monday, 27 January 2025 Friday, 31 January 2025
Hendra ELISA (No change) Wednesday, 29 January 2025 Friday, 31 January 2025
Nipah ELISA (No change) Monday, 27 January 2025 Friday, 31 January 2025
Rabies FAVN (No change) Monday, 27 January 2025 Friday, 31 January 2025

Beware altered courier schedules for public holidays! Let us know if you are planning to send a sample to arrive on a public holiday. For Victorian public holidays click here.