Animal health and DNA testing forms

Find out which forms to complete when you send animal samples to us for testing.

GeneMark Whole Herd Account Application form

Complete, sign and send us the GeneMark Whole Herd Account Application form to sign up for whole herd DNA parentage testing for the first time. The form offers several payment options – select the option you prefer.  

GeneMark Whole Herd Account Application Form

Whole Herd Submission form

Complete a new Whole Herd Submission Form for each group of animals you sample as part of whole herd DNA parentage testing. You must use separate forms if you want to be charged to more than one LIC participant code. Complete a new form for each participant code. 

Also use this form to:

  • combine the A2 geneotype test with whole herd DNA parentage testing
  • combine BVD tissue testing with whole herd DNA parentage testing.

Tick the appropriate box on the submission form when you send the samples to our laboratory.

Whole Herd Submission form

Individual Animal Submission form

Complete a new Individual Animal Submission Form for each group of animals you sample as part of individual animal DNA parentage testing. You must use separate forms if you want to be charged to more than one LIC participant code. Complete a new form for each participant code.  

Also use this form to:

  • combine the A2 geneotype test with individual animal DNA parentage testing
  • combine BVD tissue testing with individual animal DNA parentage testing
  • test for the A2 geneotype in individual animals (standalone A2 testing) 
  • test for Freemartins.  

Tick the appropriate box on the submission form when you send the samples to our laboratory.

Individual Animal Submission Form

Animal Health Sample Submission form

Complete the Animal Health Sample Submission Form if you are sending blood or tissue samples to test for:

  • Johne’s disease in individual animals
  • BVD in individual animals. 

Johne’s disease blood test

Tick Johne’s disease ELISA on the submission form to test for Johne’s disease in blood samples from individual animals.

BVD blood tests

Choose from one of four BVD blood tests: 

  • BVD PCR — detect the virus in animals over 35 days old.
  • Calf PCR — detect the virus in calves less than 35 days old.
  • BVD antigen ELISA — detect the virus in animals over 35 days with a slightly faster turnaround time for results.
  • BVD antibody ELISA — test whether an animal has been exposed to the BVD virus. 

BVD tissue test

Tick BVD antigen ELISA on the submission form to test for the BVD virus in tissue samples from animals over 35 days old. 

Animal Health Sample Submission form

Courier your form

Courier the samples, with the completed forms, to:

LIC Diagnostics 
140 Riverlea Road
Riverlea
Hamilton 3216

Get in touch

For more information call 0800 436362.

Email our Genemark Laboratory on genemark@lic.co.nz if you have questions about:

  • DNA parentage testing
  • A2 geneotype testing
  • Freemartin DNA testing.

Email our Animal Health Laboratory on ahl@lic.co.nz if you have questions about:

  • BVD testing
  • Johne’s disease testing
  • milk pregnancy testing.