TAMIL NADU VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY LABORATORY (CUL)

History

The Central University Laboratory was started in the year 1993. This laboratory is unique in the whole country, wherein all disciplines of animal health diagnosis are available under one roof to the farming community, animal product exporter and government agencies.

Mandate

To serve as a regional diagnostic laboratory for animal diseases in the state of Tamil Nadu and to conduct research on fundamental and applied aspects of animal diseases and to demonstrate, how the new knowledge would improve the health and productivity of the animals.

Objectives

  • To establish centralized Animal Disease Diagnostic facilities under one roof.
  • To coordinate with line department in monitoring animal health and disease surveillance
  • To produce and supply diagnostic reagents and biologicals to the line department on need basis
  • To investigate animal disease and monitor health in University Farms
  • To provide Anthrax Free health certificate to exporters
  • To educate, create awareness and provide expert guidance to control livestock and poultry disease problems to the farmers
  • To provide need based short term training on animal disease diagnosis

The charges for various services provided by this unit as follows:

Kind of examination Rate Rs.
BACETRIOLOGY
Microscopical examination of smears
20.00
Cultural examination of materials
100.00
Antibiotic sensitivity test
150.00
Isolation of bacteria and confirmation
200.00
DISEASE INVESTIGATION – OUTSTATION
Poultry farmers
200.00
Livestock farmers other than poultry
500.00
Commercial organization: hatcheries, Race course, Kennel clubs, poultry farmers having 10,000 birds & above
1000.00
HEALTH CERTIFICATE
Health certificate for every certificate up to 50 MT of materials exported
2000.00
For every additional quantity of 50 MT of portions thereof
1000.00
MARINE PRODUCTS BACTERIAL SCREENING
Total plate count
200.00

Detection of Bacterial Species Salmonella sps., Listeria sps., Vibrio sps., Staphylococcus sps. Escherichia coli sps. , Sulphite reducing aerobe's, Clostridium sps., etc.,

200.00
(per sample / species)
PARASITOLOGY TESTS
Blood smear examination
20.00
Dung / Faeces examination
20.00
Nasal washings
20.00
Identification of worms and other parasites
100.00
Examination of faecal samples
20.00
Examination of scrapings
20.00
SEROLOGY
Serological test (Plate agglutination / tube agglutination)
100.00
Electrophoresis of serum
200.00
Counter immuno electrophoresis
100.00
Flourescent antibody technique (FAT)
500.00
Tuberculin test (per test)
50.00
Johnin Disease (per test)
50.00
Package of test for TB, JD and Brucellosis (per sample)
240.00
   
Kind of examination Rate Rs.
URINE ANALYSIS
Urine analysis complete (7 tests) 50.00
BIOCHEMICAL TESTS
Liver function test (15 tests)
100.00
Liver function test (Single)
50.00
Blood urea nitrogen
100.00
Serum cholesterol
100.00
Alkaline phosphatase
100.00
HAEMATOLOGY
Haematologcial examination (Complete )
200.00
HISTOPATHOLOGY
Tissue processing, paraffin embedding, Histopathology staining and report (per tissue sample)
100.00
NECROPSY
Poultry
20.00
Small animal like dogs, cats etc.,
100.00
Large animals excluding race horses
500.00
POULTRY INDUSTRY
Salmonella for certificate up to 2500 birds (Rs.10 for every 100 birds in addition)
500.00
Hatchery sanitation certificate
1000.00
USE OF INSTRUMENTS
Macro/Microphotography (36 exposure) (excluding film) charges
180.00
Photomicrography (per roll)
100.00
Agarose / polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (per run)
200.00
ELISA reader (per reading)
100.00
PCR-Thermal cycler (per run)
250.00
Use of cell culture facility (maintaining cells, sub culturing, cytotoxic experiments) (per week)
500.00
VIRUS ISOLATION
Virus isolation in Egg/ TC and confirmation
1000.00
VACCINES
Auto vaccine preparation
500.00

Infrastructure

  • Co2 Incubator
  • Refrigerated centrifuge
  • Deep freezer Cabinet (-86ºC) –Vortex
  • Microscope –Inverted
  • Programmable strip cutter- MDI Scientifics
  • Easy printer printing device- MDI Scientifics
  • Deep freezer-Ultra low temperature
  • ELISA plate washer
  • Research microscope – Trinocular – E800- Fluorescent model
  • Semi auto analyser BTS 350
  • Microscope Trinocular Axio star
  • Microscope Trinocular alphophot -2
  • Microscope Binocular alphaphot -2
  • Safety Laminar cabinet HS12
  • Automatic tissue stainer
  • Gel documentation system
  • Vertical autoclave
  • Hot air oven
  • Gradient PCR
  • Trinocular microscope with image capture software

Training

Training is offered for Veterinary professionals, para veterinarians, internship students, and basic science students.

Information to be sent along with samples
Name and address of the owner / farm :
Kind of farm :
Kind of specimen :
Test requested :
Fees paid by cash / cheque :
Any other details :

Faculty

Dr. K. Shoba, Professor and Head (i/c) | shoba.k@tanuvas.ac.in
Dr. T.V. Meenambigai, Professor | meenambigai.t.v@tanuvas.ac.in
Dr. K. Manimaran, Assistant Professor | maranvet@yahoo.com
Dr. S. Jaisree, Assistant Professor | drjai81@yahoo.com
Dr. R. Mahaprabhu, Assistant Professor | prempatho@gmail.com
Dr. R. Bharathi, Assistant Professor | bharathi.r@tanuvas.ac.in
Dr. K. Karthik, Assistant Professor | karthik.k@tanuvas.ac.in

Contact

The Professor and Head
Central University Laboratory
Centre for Animal Health Studies
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai – 600 051.
TELE : 044 –25551581 | FAX : 044-25551577 | EMAIL: culcahs@tanuvas.org.in