BSAVA Congress 2018

Date: 05 / 04 / 2018

We are exhibiting as the VPG Group at BSAVA Congress 2018 at the ICC and Arena Birmingham from Thursday 5th April to Saturday 7th April.  Come and visit us on Stand 334.

We are also proud to be involved with this year's CPD programme.

  • Roger Powell will be giving various clinical pathology lectures on the morning of Thursday 5th April in Hall 1 and a photo quiz on 'Cytology of skin disease' on Sunday 8th April morning in Hall 8.

  • Tim Scase will be lecturing on Histopathology in Hall 6 in the morning and afternoon on Sunday.

  • Matt Garland will be giving lectures for the nursing stream on 'Lab work for exotics in first opinion practice' in Hall 9 on Saturday morning and Haematology and Biochemistry on Sunday morning.

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Easter Opening Times 2018

Date: 22 / 03 / 2018

Monday 26th to Thursday March 29th - Normal opening times and courier

Friday March 30th - Closed

Saturday March 31st - Normal opening times (8.30am – 12.30pm)

Monday April 2nd  - Closed

Tuesday April 3rd  - Normal opening times and courier collections resume

Samples collected on Thursday 29th March will be stored and processed on Saturday 31st March.



qPCR – PCR’s will be run on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th and reported the next day.

They will also be run on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th and reported the next day. Normal PCR schedule will resume on Tuesday 10th (run Tuesdays and Thursdays, reported the next day)

TgAB – TgAB are run fortnightly, there will be a run on Wednesday 28th, results available same day

EIA – EIA’s will be run on Thursday 29th, results available the same day

ANA– ANA’s are run weekly, there will be a run on Thursday 29th, results available the same day

Sarcoptes – Sarcoptes are run fortnightly, there will be a run on Tuesday 27th, results available the same day

Toxoplasma Titre – Toxoplasma titre takes 24 hours to process, any Toxoplasma titres received on Thursday 29th and Saturday 31st will be run on Tuesday 3rd with results available Wednesday 4th

Aspergillus – Aspergillus takes 2 days to process, if we receive one on Wednesday 28th it will be run on Thursday 29th, with results available Saturday 31st. If we receive one on Saturday 31st it will be run on Tuesday 3rd, with results available on Thursday 5th


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Severe Weather Update

Date: 01 / 03 / 2018

UPDATE 3rd March 2018

TDDS will be remaining closed today.

We thank everyone for their patience and understanding and hope to be open again as normal on Monday 5th March.


UPDATE 2nd March 2018

The lab will be closing at 12.30pm today (Friday). 

There will be no courier collections again this evening.  Normal service will resume on Monday 5th March.

If you have an urgent enquiry please call 01884 881758.


Due to the adverse weather conditions the lab has closed early.  We will endeavour to report all of today's results and the closure may last into tomorrow.  

All courier collections for this evening are cancelled.

We hope to resume normal service tomorrow (2nd March) but are monitoring the situation and will keep you updated via our website and social media channels.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.




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