Lab Services

Application for Veterinary Public Health Laboratory service

Use this e-Service to apply for a test for :

  • Test for chemical contaminants
  • Test for nutritional components, food additives and preservatives
  • Test for drug residues
  • Test for pesticide residues
  • Test for food microbiology
  • Test for foodborne parasites
  • Test on food physical quality
  • Test for foodborne toxins
  • Testing capability in molecular biology and GMO analyses

Our range of capabilities includes tests for: 

  • Toxic metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and tin) in seafood and other marine products, offal, processed meat, canned food and water. We employ rapid microwave digestion and acid digestion systems, and analysis using atomic absorption spectrophotometers and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) using gas chromatograph (GC);
  • Chloropropanols like 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol (3-MCPD) and 1,3-dichloropropanol (1,3-DCP) using gas chromatograph / mass spectrometer (GC/MS);
  • Acrylamide using liquid chromatograph / mass spectrometer / mass spectrometer (LC/MS/MS);

What to prepare before applying

  • Read through the Application Procedure
  • The Request for Testing form must be fully completed and duly signed, with tests requested indicated clearly on the form

How to apply

STEP 1: Fill in the details in the Request for Testing form. It may take you 10 – 20 minutes.

STEP 2: Prepare the samples according to the Application Procedure.

STEP 3: Submit the completed form along with the samples to: 

Veterinary Public Health Centre.
10 Perahu Road, Singapore 718837
Attn: Veterinary Public Health Laboratory,  
VPHL Administration Office Counter, 2nd Floor of the VPHC

STEP 4: Pay the fees at the time of submission:

  • Cash
  • Cheque made payable to “AVA” 
  • NETS (Maximum limit is dependent on the bank card used)

After applying

  1. The turn-around time for analyses is very much dependent on the test type. As a general guide, our Service Standard is: 
    • Analytical results will be released within 10 working days from the date of receipt of sample; 
    • Laboratory reports will be issued within 2 workings days from release (completion) of results; 
    • Certified True Copies Endorsement on the same day 
  2. Reports may be collected from our service counter at the above address or  send to client by post on  request
  3. Collect your report (s) at the counter at:
Operating Hours:
Veterinary Public Health Centre
10 Perahu Road 
Singapore 718837
Mon – Thu
8.30am – 12.30pm
1.30pm – 6.00pm
 Fri  8.30am – 12.30pm
1.30pm – 5.30pm 
 Closed on Sat, Sun and Public Holidays
If you have further enquiries

Please visit our Contact Info page

Alternatively, please call the AVA Contact Centre via 6805 2992 or email us.

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