Important Changes to DNA Hair Collectors

April 1, 2019 9:09 am

Members are advised of some important changes regarding the DNA collector kits that are to be used for the submission of tail hair samples.

1. Availability of a Non-Lab Specific Hair Collector Kit 
A generic, non-lab specific customised Angus Australia hair collector kit is now available.  The non-lab specific collector kit enables members to collect and store hair samples for possible future testing without having to nominate the lab at which the possible future testing will be conducted.

The non-lab specific hair collector kits can be purchased from the online shop on the Angus Australia website in packs of 10 or 100 for a price of $1.20 per collector (incl GST). To order CLICK HERE.

2. Changes to Hair Collector Kits When Testing Through Neogen
DNA collectors for hair have traditionally been provided to Angus Australia, or to members directly, by the University of Queensland free of charge. However, with the purchase of the University of Queensland lab by Neogen in September 2017, Neogen specific hair collectors are no longer provided at no cost.

Members requesting DNA services from Angus Australia via Neogen Australasia should now use the generic, non-lab specific customised Angus Australia hair collector kits that are available for purchase from the online shop on the Angus Australia website.

3. Changes to Hair Collector Kits When Testing Through Zoetis
Members requesting DNA services from Angus Australia via Zoetis can continue to use the Zoetis specific hair collector kits, or alternatively, can now use the generic, non-lab specific customised Angus Australia hair collector kits that are available for purchase from the online shop on the Angus Australia website.  Zoetis specific hair collector kits are available from staff at Zoetis free of charge.

4. Introduction of Surcharge for Non-Approved Hair Collector Kits
Tail hair samples are provided to Angus Australia in a range of different lab specific DNA collectors, which adds considerable cost and inefficiencies to the processing of DNA samples.

To address this, a sample processing surcharge of $2.20 will apply from October 1st 2019 for any tail hair samples that are not provided using either the generic, non-lab specific customised Angus Australia hair collector kits, or the Zoetis specific hair collector kits.

 

TO ORDER DNA HAIR COLLECTION KITS CLICK HERE

 
 

To further discuss these important changes to the DNA collector kits that are to be used for the submission of tail hair samples, please contact staff at Angus Australia on (02) 6773 4600.

 

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