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Veterinary Analysis


Dear customer,

- Dear clients,
Since June 20, 2017, we ask you to complete a specific form for your analysis requests, depending on the animal species for which you are requesting an analysis. You will find the different forms available at the bottom of this page, under the heading "procedure".

- The procedure which is applied for all customers outside Belgium prescribes that we ask payment in advance for           the analyses. The report mentioning the results of the analysis will thus be available only after reception of this               payment in advance. Please take into account this extra delay for obtaining the results.

- From the 1st of January, certain analyses regarding Salmonella spp., E. coli and Campylobacter will be outsourced      to the WIV-ISP. For further information, please contact the dispatching (CODA-CERVA: 02/379 04 10 and WIV-ISP:        02/642 56 07).

CODA-CERVA performs for its clients biological analyses intended to show the presence of a pathogenic agent in an animal or within a group of animals.


Detection is carried out using several methods linked to the reason for the analysis and the use to which results obtained will be put.


Indeed, samples are sent to CODA-CERVA in different contexts, which mean we play specific roles in screening for animal diseases :
1. Official laboratory : samples are sent for

a. Official analyses in connection with imports/exports, with the round up of animals, with the obtention and the maintenance of public-health status;
b. Analyses associated with FASFC (Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain) control programs

2. Reference Laboratory :

a. Interpreting the results of inconclusive analyses carried out by other laboratories
b. Participating in national and international inter-laboratory tests
c. Testing diagnostic kits
d. Assessing the quality of vaccine batches...

3. Laboratory of standard diagnosis

The list of diseases and tests, depending on the species of animal, the weekly schedule and details specific to tests along with their prices are all given in the table of veterinary analyses.


Since 1 january 2015, CODA-CERVA no longer performs analysis in the areas of diagnosis of house-pets (except tests for leptospirosis, brucellosis, tuberculosis and Aujeszky disease) and pathology (autopsies and histopathology).
Please contact following organizations if you need help for such analysis :

Diagnosis house-pets

(Diagnostic Ag) Groupe Dep Biotechnologie, Rue du Carmel, 1 - B-6900 Marloie
Contact : Ph Stordeur


1. Universiteit Gent, Faculteit Diergeneeskunde, Salisburylaan, 133 - 9820 Merelbeke
Contact : Prof. Dr K. Chiers & Dr L. Van Branteghem
2. Université de Liège, Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Boulevard du Colonster, 20 - 4000 Liège
Contact : Prof. D. Desmecht & Dr Nadine Antoine
3. Wildpad (faune sauvage et volaille), Polbroek, 17 - 9520 St-Lievens-Houtem
Contact : Dr Paul Tavernier


From 1 april 2015, CODA-CERVA will no longer perform following tests :

Isolation on cell culture or egg :

  • Adenovirus (AAD),
  • Infectious Bronchitis (IBI),
  • infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT),
  • Egg drop syndrome (EDS),
  • Herpes (AHE),
  • Duck plague (DPL),
  • Reovirus (REO),
  • smallpox (FPO).


Immunodiffusion :

  • Adenovirus (AAD),
  • Infectious Bronchitis (IBI).


Immunofluorescence :

  • Chicken Infectious Anemia Virus (CAV),
  • Infectious Bronchitis (IBI),
  • Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT),
  • Avian Encephalomyelitis


For pathogens AAD, EDS, REO, FRO and Avian Encephalomyelitis, please contact following organization if you need help :
GD Animal Health ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ); T. +31 (0) 570 63 33 91. Arnsbergstraat 7 P.O. box 9 ; 7400 AA Deventer, the Netherlands


CODA-CERVA still performs differential diagnosis via molecular tests for the following diseases :

  • Infectious Bronchitis (IBI),
  • Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT),
  • Duck plague (DPL),
  • Chicken Infectious Anemia Virus (CAV)


Samples, together with the completed analysis request form, may be dropped off at CODA-CERVA every working days from 8am to 5pm, or sent in by post.


Samples sent by FASFC that are officially suspected of being linked to an official disease can be brought in any time of the day and any day of the year.


Receipts of specific samples are coupled to an operational surveillance service throughout the year.

  • How to fill in the analysis request form?


1. Open the form for the animal specie (only available in French or in Dutch)

- Formulaire de demande pour alpaga, lama - Aanvraagformulier voor alpaca, lama

- Formulaire de demande pour animaux marins, exotiques, à sang froid - Aanvraagformulier voor zee-wilde-exotische dieren, koudbloedingen

- Formulaire de demande pour hyménoptères - Aanvraagformulier voor hymenoptera

- Formulaire de demande pour porcs, sangliers - Aanvraagformulier voor varken, everzijn

- Formulaire de demande pour bovins, moutons, chèvre - Aanvraagformulier voor rund, schaap, geit

- Formulaire de demande pour oiseaux - Aanvraagformulier voor vogels

- Formulaire de demande pour chevaux, ânes - Aanvraagformulier voor paarden, ezels

- Formulaire de demande pour petits mammifères, chiens et chats - Aanvraagformulier voor kleine zoogdieren, honden, katten


2. Fill in the form completely and accurately (changes to source document will not be saved!)
3. Print the document out on your printer and enclose it with the samples, which are themselves correctly identified.

  • How to prepare a consignment?

Samples are subject to various physical constraints that are outside our control. We recommend you provide appropriate packaging (robust and watertight) and that you separate paper documents from samples.


Some samples, intended for shipping matrices that are contaminated by highly virulent pathogenic agents, may require special packaging.


Please consult the documents provided.


If you fail to comply with transport regulations, the samples will be destroyed.


Thank you for your diligence.