To maintain a disease-free environment and control possible disease outbreaks, the PCC established its own Biosafety and Environment Laboratory. This facility caters to the National Impact Zone ( Nueva Ecija ) clientele, National Gene Pool, Livestock Biotechnology Research and Animal Facility and PCC Regional Centers nationwide. It will also provide assistance to researchers and academicians involved in animal health and biological sciences, and conduct collaborative researches.
At present, the laboratory performs fecalysis, blood parasite examination, serological testing (Brucella Test, ELISA for Neospora and CAE), molecular testing for detection of microbial pathogens (PCR, nPCR among others), and conventional microbiological testing (bacterial isolation and identification, antibiotic sensitivity testing, coliform count and total plate count).
Normally, once the request is approved, the examination is completed and the results can be released within 2 to 6 working days except for the mouse inoculation test (MIT) which needs 21-day observation. Release of the results also depends on the number of samples submitted and tests conducted. The clients are then informed with the unofficial laboratory results in advance.
|STEPS||REQUIREMENTS||RESPONSIBLE OFFICE/PERSON||PROCESSING TIME (No. of Days)|
|1. Submission and receipt of samples||Request Form||Requesting Party||As it comes|
|2. Examination Proper: ||Laboratory Staff/ |
|3. Record the results||Log Book||Laboratory Staff/ |
|Right after the examination|
|4. Prepare and certify laboratory results||Laboratory Result Form||Laboratory Staff/ |
|5. Release of laboratory results||Laboratory Staff||0.5 day|
|Â TOTAL||2-6 days|