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IgGI ELISA for the testing of Johne's disease (paratuberculosis) in deer and cattle

paralisa animals


Samples should be booked in by phone or email prior to sending. Booked-in samples will be given priority.

Tel: 64 3 4189 4832

Tests cost $12+GST each.

Sample submission

One red or green top tube is required for each Paralisa™ test, clearly identifying the animal the sample has come from.

Please ensure that your samples are accompanied by a completed laboratory booking form (PDF 168 KB).

Please read our terms and conditions prior to sending your samples.

Reporting results

Expected turnaround time for results is 5–7 working days. If results are urgent, please let the laboratory know at the time of booking.

DRL undertakes to perform all tests to the standard approved by the CVO but makes no claim to the tests being 100% accurate.

Results will be reported as Negative (Neg), Suspect (Sus), or Positive (Pos).

Results will be provided to the vet involved, if indicated by the farmer. No other agency will receive the data.


J. Frank T. Griffin,* Evelyn Spittle, Christie R. Rodgers, Simon Liggett, et al. Immunoglobulin G1 Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for Diagnosis of Johne’s Disease in Red Deer (Cervus elaphus): CLIN. AND DIAGN LAB. IMMUNOL., Dec. 2005:12 :1401-1409

Griffin J.F.T., O'Brien R., Liggett S et al. Immunodiagnostic tests in the management of Johne's disease in deer herds Proceedings of the Deer Branch of the New Zealand Veterinary Association, Annual Conference 2003 - Volume 20, pp 99-102, Jan 2003.