Prawn Virus Testing at Symbio Laboratories

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Following Symbio Laboratories’ acquisition of Advanced Analytical Australia Pty Ltd, Symbio Laboratories’ Lane Cove West site will be a DAWR approved laboratory for the testing of White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) and Yellow Head Virus (YHV) prawn batches from Wednesday 20th December 2017.

This will see all prawn testing move from our North Ryde site, allowing for prawn samples to be directed to Symbio Laboratories’ state-of-the-art facilities in Lane Cove West, and  providing you with a certified partner for the efficient and affordable release of your product to the Australian public.

What do you need to do?

Whether you are an existing Symbio Laboratories or Advanced Analytical Australia customer, or have never used either laboratory before, to direct your samples to Symbio Laboratories at Lane Cove West you will need to nominate Symbio-Lane Cove as your testing laboratory of choice on a Raw Prawn Sampling Declaration form.

Please note, as per the Department of Agriculture’s website (

“The department will accept test results for samples sent to AAA provided these were directed to this laboratory for testing before 20 December 2017.”

Why Test with Symbio?

Symbio Laboratories provides a broad range of testing with the turnaround times you need, and as Australia’s largest independent and 100% Australian owned and operated laboratory service provider, is committed to providing the highest level of service to the Australian seafood industry.

Other key advantages of partnering with Symbio Laboratories include:

ISO Quality Systems and NATA accredited testing
Our laboratories have been assessed and accredited by the Australian accrediting body NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia), with a broad range of NATA accredited testing.

One-stop laboratory for all your Seafood Testing needs
As an appointed analyst for the Imported Food Inspection Program, we provide a comprehensive range of seafood testing services, removing the need to send to multiple laboratories.

Online Real-Time eResults Platform
View your results as soon as they’re finalised, and access your historical data for your own reporting purposes.

Faster TAT
With streamlined methods we provide shorter reporting times for results, and earlier reporting during the day.

Sample Receipt Notification
On receipt of each batch of samples, we provide you with a Sample Receipt Notification advising that we have received your samples and the scheduled reporting date so you can plan ahead for the release of your product with certainty.

Expanded capacity
Our increased capacity means that even in peak periods there will be no adverse impact on Turnaround Times.

Experienced and Dedicated Customer Service Team
Our experienced customer service officers are on-hand to field your queries and help you through the sample submission process.

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