March 25 update on Virology Laboratory operations

Since Monday, March 23 2020, AHL has been operating with reduced staff to maximize physical distancing in the laboratory. Consequently, many tests will be batched to maximize efficiency and turnaround times may/will be extended.  These include:

1)         results of PCR testing may not always be available same day;

2)         genotyping turnaround times will be extended;

3)         ELISA and AGID tests will be continued, but turnaround times will be extended;

Clonality, Flow Cytometry and and all Virus Neutralization testing currently NOT available at AHL

Testing NOT available at AHL: 

Flow Cytometry (done by OVC Pathobiology)

Clonality (done by OVC Pathobiology)

Virus Neutralization testing  (done by AHL Virology)

In an emergency we can seek an alternate lab but please keep in mind all North American labs are dealing with the same issues. 

Thanks and stay safe 

Jim Fairles

email with questions. 

AHL is an essential service

Core operations will continue. Please email if any testing questions.

Stay safe!

Jim Fairles 

Easter Holiday Weekend

To all clients 

AHL will be on Statutory holiday / Sunday hours on Friday April 10, 2020. Specimen Room will be open for receiving 9AM-5PM (sample drop off available 24/7). 

Saturday will be operating on regular Saturday hours and services (Bacteriology and Clinical Pathology) and Sunday, as above for Sunday services again.

Monday April 13, 2020 - AHL Guelph and AHL Kemptville  will be open - business as usual.

Kemptville is closed on Good Friday April 10, 2020

Have a great Easter Weekend from the Animal Health Laboratory!

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