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PROTOCOL SAMPLE SUBMISSION TO REGIONAL REFERENCE LABORATORY FOR FMD IN SOUTH EAST ASIA via INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE

The Regional Reference Laboratory for Foot and Mouth Disease in South East Asia (RRL), National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH), Department of Livestock Development (DLD), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) is take responsible for FMD diagnosis and operating as the OIE Reference Laboratory for FMD and SEAFMD reference laboratory in the region. The specimens or infectious substances submission to the laboratory for diagnostic purpose are recommended to send to Regional Reference Laboratory (RRL), Pakchong , Thailand by AIRFREIGHT ONLY. The destination airport is to SUVARNABHUMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. The customs clearance process will be proceeded by the DLD officers and collected by the authorized staffs from RRL, Pakchong.

In order to achieve the bio-safety and bio-security standard of samples or biological materials from oversea countries to Regional Reference Laboratory, the packing and dispatch of samples or biological materials are required as this following. Infectious substance definition: 

Infectious substance is known to contain, or reasonably expected to contain, pathogens.  Pathogens are defined as micro-organisms (including bacteria , viruses, rickettsia. Parasite, fungi) and other agents such as recombinant (hybrid or mutant) that are known or reasonably believed to cause disease in humans or animals.
                  
Non infection substance definition:
Non infection substance is substances which do not contain infectious pathogens or have been treated, neutralized, inactivated so that they do not longer pose a health risk.

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