CEA Tests - How to get a CEA test carried out

First decide how much of the process you wish to do yourself. Your Veterinary surgeon can carry out the whole process for you. Or, if you wish, you can carry out most of the steps yourself, which should be a slightly cheaper option. 

In either case, please first print off an ‘ISDS Sample Collection Form’ or request a copy from the ISDS office.  This form is necessary to confirm that your Vet has obtained the sample and that the Vet has confirmed the dog’s identity chip number. The Society Office will not record the test result for your dog without this completed form

If you decide to do as much for yourself as possible, please follow the steps below:

  1. Decide which laboratory you wish to carry out the test. 
  2. Request a ‘sample collection kit’ (for either a blood sample or cheek swab), and ‘test submission form/order form’ from your chosen laboratory
  3. Take along to your vet with your Dog:
    1. The Dog’s Registration Certificate
    2. The completed ISDS Sample Collection Form (do not fill in the Vet’s part)
    3. The completed test submission form/order form
    4. The sample collection kit

Your Vet will use the kit to collect the sample, and post it to the Laboratory along with the Test Submission Form, which they should sign and date confirming that the sample was taken by them.

  1. Ask your Vet to sign and complete the ISDS Sample Collection form – you must retain this form yourself
  2. You must send the original CEA Test Report, along with the retained ISDS Sample Collection Form and your dog’s Registration Certificate to the ISDS office. The Society office will update your dog’s records and update the Registration Certificate, which will then be returned to you.
  3. The CEA Test Report must be the original and include:
  • Dog Name
  • Microchip Number
  • Dog Date of Birth
  • Registration Number (if known)
  • Owners full Name and Address

***Please remember, if you do not send in the original CEA Test Report AND the completed ISDS Sample Collection

Form, the test result will not be accepted***