University Diagnostic Laboratory
 

After the continuous team efforts of last three years and by the grace of Almighty Allah I feel pleasure to announce that University Diagnostic Laboratory (UDL), University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Lahore, Pakistan has got “Certificate of Accreditation” as a veterinary disease diagnostic testing laboratory from Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) which has mutual recognition arrangements (MRAs) with International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC).

Now UDL, UVAS, Lahore, is included in the list of these disease diagnostic laboratories having equivalence status for testing laboratories all over the world (International Lab Accreditation Code- 033).

It is a milestone in the history of UVAS and livestock sector of Pakistan that a veterinary disease diagnostic laboratory, both in veterinary and medical profession has got international recognition and its results are now acceptable worldwide.

UDL is providing an array of diagnostic tests which are based on quality and cost effective testing to enhance the production potential of livestock and poultry in the country. The lab is equipped with modern diagnostic equipments, highly qualified and trained staff. The working environment of lab is of international standard.

This strengthening of UDL has been possible through generous funding of Rs. 38.108 million from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. UDL has now become a solid platform for research scholars and helping the other public and private sector organizations and individuals in the development of human resources in the country through offering need based training modules. The lab has also implemented computer based “Diagnostic Information Management System (DIMS)” to ensure the good lab practices (GLP) and confidentiality of the client results.

 

DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

An early diagnosis usually leads to accurate and successful treatment of the diseased animal. With this objective in mind University Diagnostic Lab is serving the nation by rendering diagnostic services to the livestock and poultry farmers and also to the pet owners. It has got almost all those diagnostic facilities requisite for routine monitoring of the livestock herds, poultry flocks, farms, hatcheries, and feed mills to formulate preventive measures to avoid losses owing to possible morbidity and mortality of their animals in particular and economical losses to the industry in general. Dozens of disease outbreaks have successfully been tackled in last three years. The contribution of lab may be evaluated through the number of tests; on an average the lab is performing 800 – 1000 tests per month in December 2009. UDL is providing testing services for more than 70 tests in routine on nominal charges.  

   
   
   
   

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

UDL is also providing a solid platform for researchers, to find out complex factors causing huge economical losses to livestock sector. Currently fifteen postgraduate students are working in UDL on different research areas. To increase research activities and to provide a more conducive environment for research the Lab has few on going research projects on development of diagnostics and has submitted quite a few more projects to national and international funding agencies. HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT UDL is playing a vital role in Human resource development through organizing workshops, providing trainings, refresher courses and diploma courses for UVAS staff, students, farmers, lab and field professionals and personnel from sister institutions of the country.

   
   
   

IZATION / UNIVERSITIES

University Diagnostic Laboratory has established linkages at international levels with different research institutes and labs for sharing of knowledge, collaborative research and faculty development.

   
   
   

Sr. No.

University / College

Country

Nature of Cooperation

1

Division of Lab Animal Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

USA

Faculty development in Lab Animal Facility Management

 

Department of Pathobiology, The University of Connecticut, Connecticut

USA

Collaborative Research & Faculty Development

Institute of Animal Health, Compton

UK

- do -

4

Animal Diagnostic Laboratory, PennState University

USA

- do -

Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island

Canada

Faculty Development

Agriculture & Agri Food Cooperation (AAFC)

Canada

- do -

Staff Position

Director / Associate Professor

Aamir Ghafoor Bajwa

Assistant Professor 

  1. Dr. Ali Ahmad Sheikh
  2. ARFAN AHMAD
  3. MS. FARIHA AKHTAR
  4. Dr. Rabia Tanvir

  SCOPE OF UDL

NAME OF TEST

Rates (Rs.)

MICROBIOLOGY

 

Postmortem for poultry

100

Culture sensitivity Test

200

Viable bacterial count (water, feed, feed ingredients, Hatchery fluff, etc.)

250

Coliform count

250

Isolation and identification of Salmonella (Species)

600

Isolation and identification of E. coli (Species)

600

Isolation and identification of Staphylococcus (Species)

600

Isolation and identification of Pasteurella multocida

600

MG culturing and identification Mycoplasma gallisepticum

600

Plate exposure for bacteria (Environmental testing) / swab testing

150

Antibacterial activity of disinfectant

1500

Antiviral activity of disinfectant

1500

Isolation and identification of Avian Influenza (AI) virus & New Castle disease (ND) Virus

1500

SEROLOGY

 

POULTRY
Infectious bronchitis, IB  (M-41) antigen for HI antibody titres

100

Infectious bronchitis, IB (D-274) antigen for HI antibody titres

100

Infectious bronchitis, IB (D-1466) antigen for HI antibody titres

100

ELISA for detection of Antibodies against IBD (Gumboro) virus

150

ELISA for detection of Antibodies against Mycoplasma gallisepticum 

100

ELISA for detection of Antibodies against Mycoplasma synoveae 

100

Salmonella pullorum antigen for spot test (Imported)

75

HI Test for antibodies against New castle disease (ND) or Avian Influenza (AI) or Egg Drop Syndrome (EDS) viruses, (1-8 Samples)

200

Agar gel precipitation test (Qualitative), (1-4 Samples)

300

Indirect Fluorescent antibody test (iFAT)

600

ELISA  for detection of Antibodies against Fowl Cholera

160

ELISA for detection of Antibodies against Chicken Anemia Agent (CAA)

150

ELISA for detection of Antibodies against Inf. Laryngotracheitis (ILT) virus

160

ELISA for detection of Antibodies against Reovirus

150

ELISA for detection of Lymphoid leucosis

150

HORSES, BUFFALO, CATTLE, SHEEP AND GOAT
ELISA for detection of Antibodies against Foot & Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV),  (Specific for Cattle & Buffalo)

500

Rose Bengal Plate test for brucellosis

50

Rose Bengal Brucella antigen for plate test (Imported antigen)

100

Brucella Tube Agglutination test (SAT)

100

DOGS AND CATS

HA test for exam; to confirm the presence of Canine Parvovirus (CPV) per sample

150

HI test for determining antibody titer against Canine Parvovirus (CPV) in dog serum

200

Hyperimmune serum to cure the Canine Parvovirus (CPV) infected dog (64 HI units of antibodies/dose)

200

Hyperimmune Serum to Cure early diagnosed Cases of Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) infected dogs (1:32 AGPT units of antibodies per dose)       

200

ELISA for detection of Antibodies of Canine Parvovirus & Canine Distemper

1500

ELISA for detection of Rabies antibodies

600

MISCELLANEOUS TESTS (Per Sample)
Tuberculin test (imported antigen) for detection of Tuberculosis

300

Tuberculin test (local antigen) for detection of Tuberculosis

100

Johnin test  (Imported antigen) for detection of Johne’s disease

200

Mallein test for detection of Glanders in equines

100

Blood test for parasite (Haemoparasites)

100

Complete blood count (Haematological Analyzer)

200

White side / surf test for early detection of mastitis

30

Fecal examination for parasites ova detection

40

Skin scrapping for detection of ectoparasites

50

pH of water

50

Hardness of water

50

Sodium

100

Potassium

100

Calcium

100

Lithium

100

Total serum / plasma protein

200

Total serum / plasma Calcium

200

Total serum / plasma Magnesium

200

Total serum / plasma Phosphorus

200

MOLECULAR BIOLOGICAL TESTS
PCR for diagnosis of Bird flu (H5N1) virus

2500

PCR for diagnosis of Avian Influenza (H9N2) virus

2500

PCR for diagnosis of Avian Influenza (H7N3) virus

2500

PCR for diagnosis of ND virus

2500

PCR for diagnosis of Rabies virus

2500

PCR for diagnosis of Canine Distemper virus

2500

PCR for diagnosis of Canine Parvo virus

2000

PCR for diagnosis of Mycoplasma gallisepticum

2000

PCR for other DNA viruses 

2000

PCR for other RNA viruses

2500

New Diagnostic test added and rates revised

 

Serum Electrolytes

400

·        Total serum / plasma Sodium

125

·        Total serum / plasma Potassium

125

·        Total serum / plasma Calcium

125

·        Total serum / plasma Chloride

125

Liver Function Test (LFT)

500

·        Alkaline Phosphatase
·        ALT
·        AST
·        Billirubin
Renal Function Test

300

·         Serum / plasma Creatinine

150

·         Blood Urea Nitrogen

150

Scope of ISO 17025

Materials/Products tested

 Types of test/ Properties measured 

Range of measurement

Minimum detection limit

Uncertainty of Measurement (where applicable)

Standard specification/ Techniques/ equipment used

Serum

 

ELISA for RABIES 0.25-9.00
(CPV Value)
0.15 0.05 Kit Method
Synbiotics, USA

ELISA for IBD

0.25-9.00

(CPC value)

0.15

0.05

 

Kit method (Synbiotics, USA)

2008

 

ELISA for  MG

0.25-9.00

(CPC value)

0.15

0.05

Kit method (Synbiotics, USA)

2008

 

ELISA for MS

0.25-9.00

(CPC value)

0.15

0.05

Kit method (Synbiotics, USA)

2008

 

HI for AI (H5)

3.0 - 1024

( HI TiterValue)

2.0

0.1

 

OIE  Test method 2008, 5th Edition

 

HI for AI (H7)

3.0 - 1024

( HI TiterValue)

2.0

0.1

OIE  Test method 2008, 5th Edition

 

HI for AI (H9)

3.0 - 1024

( HI TiterValue)

2.0

0.1

OIE  Test method 2008, 5th Edition

 

Rose Bengal Test

Qualitative Test

Not applicable

Not applicable

OIE  Test method 2008, 5th Edition

 

Water

pH of Water

 

3.00 – 10.00

 

 

 

2.00

 

 

0.5

 

AOAC Test method 2004, 17th Edition Ch-11.

Animal (Equines)

Mallein Test

Qualitative Test

Not applicable

Not applicable

OIE  Test method 2008, 5th Edition

 

 

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