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PVL Clients - Construction Notification - June 24, 2019 – November 22, 2019

The ramp from I-81 Southbound to Cameron Street [SR 22] will be detoured for repairs.
The primary detour route will direct traffic from I-81 South to Exit 65 [SR 15] and return it to I-81 North.
Traffic will then return to Exit 67 then to SR 22 East.
The secondary detour will utilize SR 22 West to SR 39 exit and return to SR 22 East.
The detour will be in place approximately 139 days and removed by the end of November, 2019.

Due to sudden and unforeseen restrictions imposed by rendering plants on the acceptance of barbiturate-euthanized animals, costs of body disposal at PADLS New Bolton Center (NBC) have markedly increased, necessitating immediate fee increases.

Beginning August 1, 2019, PADLS disposal fees for all carcasses will be implemented as follows:
$10 for less than 25 pounds
$21 for 26 to 250 pounds
$42 for greater than 250 Pounds
Disposal fees are also subject to separate site specific fees or additional contract charges. Please call the lab you are submitting to with any specific questions.

Due to critical renovations of the poultry lab facility, New Bolton Center Poultry Lab facility will not accept the drop off of animals (live or dead birds) unless prior arrangements are made with either Dr. Sherrill Davison or Dr. Donna Kelly (see below for contact information). If you need to speak with an avian pathologist, please refer to the contact information:

Dr. Davison: 610-636-1683;
Dr. Kelly: 610-636-1718;

During this interim period, bird submissions will still be accepted at the Mannheim Field Office facility.

See below for submission of non-bird poultry samples to NBC. NBC admissions desk has maps available.

**During normal Business Hours (Monday-Friday between the hours of 8a-3p) For serology

Serology has moved to the Myrin Building. (Bldg. #16 on the map)

All samples should be dropped off to the Myrin lab directly during normal business hours. 8:00 am until 3:00 pm

For non-bird samples (eg swabs, feces, fresh/frozen or fixed tissues)

Call Dr. Davison when dropping off samples: 610-636-1683

All samples should be submitted to NBC clinical pathology drop-off (Bldg. #9 on the map)

**After-hours submissions

Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8a-3p: NBC clinical pathology drop-off (Building #9 on the map).

The clinical-path drop-off samples will be picked up by PADLS employees throughout the day for further processing.

Monday-Friday, between the hours of 3p-8a, and all day Saturday-Sunday: NBC Widener Hospital admissions desk (Building #1 on the map).

Poultry samples can be placed in the fridge for PADLS micro samples. PADLS employees will pick up these samples at the front desk on Monday-Friday. Weekend samples can be held until Monday morning.

11/ 02/ 2018: The PADLS Animal Health & Diagnostic Conference: The conference topics include: Equine Anaplasmosis, Respiratory Diseases of Cattle, Potomac Horse Fever PCR testing, Equine Encephalitis, Mastitis Antimicrobial Resistance, Cryptosporidiosis, rabies, Equine Herpesvirus, Salmonella, Campylobacteriosis and more.

01/12/2018: The AAVLD Committee granted the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System full accreditation through December 31, 2022.

04/22/2016: Minor fee change for diagnostic AI AGID tests.

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5/08/2015: For guidance of sample submission for the detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Invluenza (HPAI).

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