March 25 update on Virology Laboratory operations

Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

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;

4)         virus neutralization (VN) tests including microneutralization test for fowl adenovirus are temporarily discontinued.

5)        Canine parvovirus 2 HI titer test is temporarily discontinued

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us in urgent situations. We recommend using email as a preferred way of communication: 

Virology laboratory: or

General enquires regarding laboratory submissions:

Specimen reception:

Stay safe!

Jim Fairles


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