Brief Description/History/Implementing Guidelines

The Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory provides services that are vital to the development of the livestock and poultry industry in region 3 and nearby provinces. It performs prompt and accurate diagnostic tests of major animal diseases that serve as basis for the therapeutic, prophylactic and eradication measures of disease outbreaks.

Our laboratory also provides tests in support to trade (local, export and import), disease surveillance, animal health, regulatory and research. Furthermore, our facilities serve as training area for Veterinary clinicians, students and professionals as well.

The laboratory was established in 1986 as an imperative component of a disease surveillance system and in the overall design of an animal health program for Central Luzon.

Goal: To provide diagnostic services necessary for the therapeutic, prophylactic and elimination of animal disease cases.

Objectives:

  1. Provides prompt and accurate diagnosis of major diseases of poultry, livestock and pet animals as basis for the recommendation of treatment, control and prevention of diseases.
  2. Performs laboratory tests in support to animal health, surveillance, regulatory and research.
  3. Serve as training facilities of students in terms of animal disease diagnosis.

Program Components/Services

RADDL is a government laboratory that provides services in support to animal health and production, regulatory, research and surveillance. It offers the tests from Monday thru Friday at 8 am to 5 pm. The services available are as follows:

Objectives:

  1. Provides prompt and accurate diagnosis of major diseases of poultry, livestock and pet animals as basis for the recommendation of treatment, control and prevention of diseases.
  2. Performs laboratory tests in support to animal health, surveillance, regulatory and research.
  3. Serve as training facilities of students in terms of animal disease diagnosis.

 

Program Components/Services

            RADDL is a government laboratory that provides services in support to animal health and production, regulatory, research and surveillance. It offers the tests from Monday thru Friday at 8 am to 5 pm. The services available are as follows:

  1. PATHOLOGY
  1. Gross Pathology/Necropsy
  2. Hematology (available in year 2016)

 

  1. VIROLOGY
    1. Antigen Detection
      1. Rabies Examination- DME &FAT
      2. Hog Cholera Examination – FAT, RT-PCR
  • Avian Influenza – RT-PCR
  1. Swine Flu – RT-PCR
  2. PRRS – RT-PCR
  1. Antibody Detection
    • . Avian Influenza – HI Test
  1. PRRS – ELISA
  2. Newcastle disease – HI Test
  • Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis – ELISA
  1. Pseudorabies – ELISA

 

  1. BACTERIOLOGY
    1. Antibiotic Sensitivity Test
    2. Bacterial Isolation and Identification
    3. Fungal Isolation and Identification
    4. Salmonella Isolation in feeds and tissue
    5. Rapid Plate test for  Brucella abortus
    6. Tuberculin test for Mycobacterium
    7. Mycoplasma hyopneumonia-PCR and LAMP
    8. Isolation of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae and Heamophilus parasuis
    9. Water coliform count

 

  1. PARASITOLOGY
    1. Blood Parasite Examination
      1. Direct Smear
      2. Stained Smear
  • Mice Inoculation
  1. Fecal Examination
    • . Direct smear
  1. Floatation
  2. Sedimentation
  • Larval Culture
  1. Egg count
  1. Identification of Parasite
  2. Artificial Digestion
  3. Skin Scraping

 

WHO MAY AVAIL OF THE SERVICE

    • Livestock Farmers
    • Poultry Raisers
    • Traders – exporters, importers, local traders
    • Veterinarians
    • Livestock Technicians
    • Researchers
    • Clinicians
    • Students
    • Consumers
    • Government employees
    • Pet owners
    • Cooperatives
    • Local government units
    • Other agencies

 

REQUIREMENTS TO BE BROUGHT OR SUBMITTED

Pathology

Best animal for necropsy

    • Sick animals showing signs of the disease (early, advance stage and apparently healthy)

 

Virology

    • Dog’s head for rabies examination should be frozen, chilled or keep under cold condition until it reaches the laboratory. Never preserve with formalin.
    • Organs or tissues at least 2 x 2 inches from the lungs, liver, heart, spleen, kidney, lymph nodes, brain, intestines
    • Swabs (cloacal, oropharengeal, tracheal) for antigen detection should be placed in transport media, frozen or chilled until it reach the laboratory.
    • Whole blood samples should be kept under ref condition
    • Blood for serum should be kept under room temperature until 12-24 hours before separating the serum to avoid hemolysis

 

Bacteriology

    • Tissues should be kept under ref condition until it reach the laboratory
    • Tissues  taken after field necropsy should be placed in separate container and in cold condition then submit immediately to the lab.
    • Don’t freeze the samples

Parasitology

    • For blood parasite examination:  submit whole blood with anticoagulant.
    • Fecal samples should be kept under cold condition until they reach the laboratory and never freeze
    • Whole parasite for identification should be placed in 70 % alcohol
    • Blood smears should be fixed with methanol when not submitted immediately to the laboratory.

 

DURATION OF THE SERVICE AND SCHEDULE OF FEES

 

 TYPE OF SERVICES DURATION UNDER NORMAL CONDITION

WITH RESULT

 SCHEDULE OF FEES
(Php)
PATHOLOGY
Necropsy
Poultry up to 8 weeks old 1 day 50.00 / head
Poultry over 2 months old 1 day 75.00 / head
Swine up to 8 weeks old 1 day 100.00 / head
Swine over 2 months old 1 day 150.00 / head
Swine sow/boar 1 day 200.00 / head
Goat 1 day 150.00 / head
Cattle/carabao/horse up to 8 weeks 1 day 200.00 / head
Cattle/carabao/horse over 2 months old 1 day 300.00 / head
Hematology – by 2016
RBC/HGB/HCT/PLT 1 day
WBC/LY/MO/GR/EO/ 1 day
VIROLOGY
Antigen Detection
Rabies Examination DME/FAT 1 day Free until 2016
Hog Cholera FAT 1 day P 200 / sample
Hog Cholera RT PCR 2 days 3000 / pool of 5 samples
Avian Influenza RT PCR 2 days 3000 / pool of 5 samples
Swine Influenza 2 days 3000 / pool of 5 samples
PRRS 2 days 3000 / pool of 5 samples
Antibody Detection
ND HI test 2 days 75.00/sample
Avian Influenza 2 days 100.00/sample
CAE ELISA 2 days 300.00/sample
Pseudorabies ELISA 2 days 300.00/sample
PRRS ELISA 2 days 300.00/sample
BACTERIOLOGY
Bacterial isolation and Identification 2-3 days 250.00/case
Antibiotic Sensitivity Test 2-3 days 150.00/case
Salmonella isolation in feeds and tissues 4-5 days 450.00/sample
Fungal Isolation and identification 4-5 days 250.00/sample
Brucella abortus RPT 1 day 150.00/sample
Mycobacterium tuberculin test 3 days
Isolation of APP and Hemophilus 2-3 days 250.00/sample
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae PCR 2-3 days 3000.00/pool of 5
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae LAMP 2 days 300.00/pool of 5
Pasteurella multocida PCR 2-3 days 1000.00/pool of 5
Water coliform count 4-5 days 300.00/sample
PARASITOLOGY
Blood Parasite Examination
Direct Smear 1 day 15.00/sample
Stained Smear 1 day 25.00/sample
Mice Inoculation test 5-7 days 60.00/sample
Fecal Examination    
Direct smear 1 day 15.00/sample
Floatation 1 day 20.00/sample
Sedimentation 1 day 20.00/sample
Larval Culture 7 days 35.00/sample
Egg count 1 day 50.00/sample
Skin Scraping 1 day 25.00/sample
Parasite Identification    
Tissue parasite 2 days 170.00/sample
Whole parasite 1 day 50.00/sample

 

PERSON TO BE CONTACTED FOR INQUIRIES

RADDL landline – (045) 961-2934

  1. MILAGROS R. MANANGGIT
    Veterinarian IV
  2. CORNELIO VELASCO
    Veterinarian III
  3. DENISE ANN DAYAO
    Veterinarian II
  4. XANDRE BACCAY
    Veterinarian II
  5. JOELY ONGTANGCO
    Veterinarian
  6. AGNES DELA CRUZ
    Veterinarian
  7. JULICET CARPIO
    Lab. Technician

 

HOW TO AVAIL OF THE SERVICE

STEP CLIENT SERVICE PROVIDER PROCESSING TIME
(UNDER NORMAL
CIRCUMSTANCE)
PERSON IN-CHARGE
1. Submit samples, fill-up submission and client feedback forms Interview, encode data in record book, verify forms if data is complete, compute lab payment 10 mins.
  • Ms. J. Carpio
  • Mr. de Guzman
  • Dr. Mananggit
2. Pay laboratory fee to the cashier/collecting officer Bring samples to the designated room for testing & check if samples are fit for the test 5 minutes
  • Mr. Mangalus
  • Dr. Velasco
3. Present the receipt for recording Encoding of receipt no. and amount to the record book 2 mins
  • Ms. J. Carpio
  • Mr. de Guzman
4. Testing of samples 1-5 days depending on the tests requested
  • Dr. Mananggit
  • Dr. Velasco
  • Dr. Baccay
  • Dr. Ongtangco
  • Dr. dela Cruz
5. Claim the result personally or thru email Preparation of result 10 minutes
  • Ms. J.Carpio
  • Mr. de Guzman
6. Consultation to the veterinarian Discuss results and give recommendations 20 minutes
  • Dr. Mananggit
  • Dr. Baccay
  • Dr. Ongtangco
  • Dr. dela Cruz
END OF TRANSACTION

 

APPENDIX

Downloadable forms:

    • Rabies Submission Form- for Rabies examination request
    • Sample Submission Form- for pathology, parasitology, bacteriology, serology, virology, fecalysis examination request