ETB – For the Testing of Tuberculosis (TB) in Deer

As a passionate agri-business, DRL is highly motivated to deliver a premium and cost effective diagnostic package to our clients and to give farmers the most useful information for the least cost.


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

Tel: 03 489 4832
Simon: 021 249 7710

Sample submission

Samples must be obtained as per the Deer TB Tester Guidelines. One red or green top tube must be used for each specimen from each animal. The tube must be labelled clearly identifying animal the sample has come from, displaying either the reactor tag, primary tag, secondary tag or other (in order of preference).

Please ensure that your samples are accompanied by a completed booking laboratory form or book online.

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

Reporting results

All samples are subject to standard and modified interpretations with the applicable type being decided by the Area TB Manager (ATM).

All TB testing is administered by TB Free in accordance with the Biosecurity Act 1993

Any deer testing questions should be directed to TBfree on 0800 4 TB INFO (0800 4 824 636).

ETB results will be reported by TBfree. The tester must not contact DRL seeking results.