Companion Animal and Equine Tests, Schedule and Price List


The following table lists routine tests offered for companion animal & equine testing. Quarantine tests are performed on a weekly schedule as shown here. Results will be available by close of business (COB) on the day listed for each test. Alterations to the schedule may occur as a result of public holidays or urgent disease exclusion testing. Planned upcoming schedule alterations can be found here. If your test result is required urgently, please contact ACDP Accessions prior to sample submission.

Please note an additional ‘Customs and Handling’ fee (listed below) applies to overseas submissions. This fee is applied once per submission and is required to cover the cost of quarantine clearance. Payment must be made prior to the results being issued.

Please note that from time to time a test may need to be repeated to obtain a valid result. Where possible, travel dates should be arranged so as not to create deadlines too close to the expected reporting dates listed on the ACDP website.


* The customs and handling fee applies to overseas submissions and covers additional costs such as quarantine clearance.

** Please note that as of the 29th April 2024, samples for these tests must arrive by close of business Tuesday with results available on Thursday.

Public Holiday Test Schedules

Easter Holiday (29th March-1st April 2024)

TestSamples Arrive By (COB)Results Available By (COB)
Brucella Canis SAT Tuesday, 26 March 2024 Thursday, 28 March 2024
E.Canis IFA, Hendra ELISA, Leishmania infantum IFA, Leptospira canicola MAT (no change) Wednesday, 27 March 2024 Thursday, 28 March 2024
Hendra VNT and Nipah VNT - No test 29th Mar-1st Apr; Extra test Tuesday 2nd: Samples to arrive by COB Mon 1st Apr Monday, 1 April 2024 Friday, 5 April 2024
Nipah ELISA (No change) Monday, 25 March 2024 Thursday, 28 March 2024
Rabies FAVN (No change) Monday, 25 March 2024 Thursday, 28 March 2024

Anzac Day 25th April 2024

TestSamples Arrive By (COB)Results Available By (COB)
E.Canis IFA, Leishmania infantum IFA, Leptospira canicola MAT (no change) Wednesday, 24 April 2024 Friday, 26 April 2024
Hendra VNT and Nipah VNT (No change) Saturday, 27 April 2024 Monday, 29 April 2024
Nipah ELISA (No change) Monday, 22 April 2024 Friday, 26 April 2024
Rabies FAVN (No change) Monday, 22 April 2024 Friday, 26 April 2024
Hendra ELISA Monday, 22 April 2024 Friday, 26 April 2024

Anzac Day 25th April 2024

TestSamples Arrive By (COB)Results Available By (COB)
Brucella Canis SAT Monday, 22 April 2024 Wednesday, 24 April 2024

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.