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GD Animal Health, located in Deventer, the Netherlands, operates one of the largest veterinary laboratories worldwide that performs over 4 million tests per year. The recently renewed laboratory meets high quality standards. GD Animal Health is certified for ISO 9001 and ISO 27001. A large number of laboratory tests are accredited ISO 17025:2005 scope L120 and GD Proficiency Testing Schemes are accredited ISO 17043:2010 scope R016.

We now offer you the possibility to visit our unique lab and to be trained by our staff and R&D experts. You can participate in either the serology or PCR course or follow both of them. Both trainings will be conducted in English. 

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  • Technical aspects to consider
  • Which test system is suitable for your question
  • Hands-on training in ELISA, HI-test, RNA/DNA extraction, (RT-)PCR
  • How to calibrate and validate
  • Use of robots
  • How to prepare samples
  • What level of quality controls and systems would be useful for you
  • What might be interesting for you in the near future

Our experts look forward to share their knowledge with you during our laboratory courses. The examples used during the lectures and the practical courses focus mainly on poultry diseases, however techniques discussed and practised during these courses are applicable in veterinary diagnostics as a whole. 

Target audience

This entry-level training program is specifically developed for laboratory employees who are looking for a better understanding of technical and practical background of the tests, the consequences of their activities (mainly general laboratory guidelines, regulations, ELISA and PCR) and the use of a quality control system. Participants must at least have some practical experience in a laboratory.  


  • Serology Training, including hotel stay: €1.995 (excluding VAT)
  • PCR Training, including hotel stay: €1.995 (excluding VAT)
  • Serology Training and PCR Training: €3.495, including hotel stay, breakfast, lunch, coffee/tea, transfer between GD Animal Health and the hotel, transfer to several dairy farms (excluding VAT)


The training will take place at GD Animal Health, Arnsbergstraat 7, 7400 AA Deventer, the Netherlands.


Any questions? Feel free to contact us for more information!


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