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Animal Health Trust (UK)

HGTD Leadership Sponsor Test Discovery- GTP In House Testing ISO Accredited/ GTP ISO Accredited/LAB ISO Accredited/tests Non-participant Out Sourced Testing Any Patents Held

General Information

Name
Animal Health Trust (UK)
Data Up to Date
18-Dec
GTP Code
AHT
Email
dnatesting@aht.org.uk
Telephone
44-16385-55621
Address
Lanwades Park, Kentford
City
Newmarket
State
Suffolk
Zip Code/ Postal Code
CB8 7UU
Participant Since:
2017
Subsidiary Company

People

Staff Counts
fewer than 5
Lab/Company Director
Cathryn Mellersh
Lab/Company Director Profile
PhD Genetics
Lead Scientist/ Geneticist
Ginny Marley
Lead Veterinarian
Multiple specialists, consultants only
Laboratory Manager
Ginny Marley
Licensed veterinarian(s)
No

Quality Indicators - GTP

HGTD Leadership Sponsor
Sponsor
Supporter
Participant
Academic Participant
Non-participant
In House Testing
Out Sourced Testing
ISO Accredited/ GTP
ISO Accredited/LAB
ISO Accredited/tests
Number of Tests with ISO/ details
Specifc Tests GRPRA1 and 2,PRA3, PLL, HSF4, bovine and equine profiling; General accreditation ALL
ISO Info
ISO9001, ISO17025
ISO Comments
ISO 17025 outlines a quality management system designed to ensure that a laboratory meets both the technical competence requirements and management system requirements necessary to consistently deliver technically valid test results.
Other Recognized Accreditation
ISAG Parentage Panel Used
Yes, 2006
Other Parentage Testing

Quality Indicators - Procedures/ Services

Sample collected by - GTP specific
Samples supplied by Owners, veterinary ID confirmation optional.
Sample Identification
Details supplied on the sample container checked agains the order details
Animal ID/ Sample Submission
Swabs supplied by owner in envelope labelled with dogs name, orer reference number, registration number and Chip number. This is verified against the information supplied at time of order and then assigned a lab number for processing.
Animal ID/ by GTP
Details supplied on the sample container checked agains the order details
Techincal handling proceedures - GTP specific
Swabs supplied by owner in envelope labelled with dogs name, orer reference number, registration number and Chip number. This is verified against the information supplied at time of order and then assigned a lab number for processing.
Test Result information
Yes, if result is queried a review of the testing is carried out. Including but not limited to the following areas: sample labelling, tracking, processing checks as per SOP, data review. Outcome of initial checks determine further work/invesitgation required. All queries recorded on ISO log, tracking query, outcome and preventative actions if required. These are reviewed regularly by QA.
Test results provided to
Owner, and Kennel Clubs/researchers by permission
Results Query Protocol
Yes, we request an owner submits 2 swabs. If a sample is dropped/damaged during the processing the 2nd swab would be used. For other lab events, these would be recorded on the approriate ISO form and an investigation take place in to the suspected event. This may require testing of the second swab or requesting of a new sample to ensure that the result supplied to the customer is correct.
Laboratory Mishandling Protocol
Quality Assurance and Issue Resolution
yes, if result is queried a review of the testing is carried out. Including but not limited to the following areas: sample labelling, tracking, processing checks as per SOP, data review. Outcome of initial checks determine further work/invesitgation required. All queries recorded on ISO log, tracking query, outcome and preventative actions if required. These are reviewed regularly by QA.
Contact for Queries
ginny.marley@aht.org.uk
Breeding Advice
Advice Details
We provide the test result ( Clear, carrier and affected). Some breeding advice included on website in test information

Research

Test Discovery- GTP
Test Development In-House
Any Patents Held
Details on Patents/Licenses Issued
DNA profling and parentage, HSF4 test, PRA 1nad 2 in golden retrievers, PLL, PRA3.
Research Collaborator
Yes
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