Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0630 - Certification for Testing and Diagnosis

(1) All persons engaged in testing and diagnosis for bovine trichomoniasis shall be certified by the Department after having completed an appropriate training program.
(2) Applicants for certification must meet the following criteria:
(a) All applicants for certification in specimen collection must hold a valid license to practice veterinary medicine in Oregon; and
(b) All applicants for certification in handling, culture, and diagnostic techniques must pass a qualification test which includes laboratory techniques related to trichomoniasis diagnostics and identification of certifications shall be subject to periodic review and check testing at intervals of no more than five years. The Department shall determine time periods between check tests and recertification depending on availability of new diagnostic techniques.
(3) All persons engaged in testing and diagnosis for bovine trichomoniasis shall use only official laboratories approved by the Department for testing trichomoniasis samples. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) is the test method for official tests. Culture testing and pooling of laboratory samples is allowed on a case-by-case basis by permission of the State Veterinarian.

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Or. Admin. R. 603-011-0630
DOA 9-2000, f. & cert. ef. 4-4-00; DOA 11-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-17-05 DOA 5-2015, f. & cert. ef. 2/23/2015

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561 & 596

Stats. Implemented: ORS 596.392

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