GVL Digital EIA Tests Approved by USDA for New Guidance

by Rebecca Haugland | April 14, 2020

Digital Equine Infectious Anemia tests from GVL designated as federally approved EIA form

Ames, Iowa (April 14, 2020) – Starting April 15th, 2020, all veterinarians and laboratories must use USDA-approved EIA test forms for regulatory compliance.

The USDA has granted official approval of GVL’s digital EIA tests for the new requirements, which now include the statement, “Official EIA Test Form, Approved by USDA Veterinary Services March 2020, GVL.”

“With half of EIA tests in the US done through our platform, we take regulatory compliance very seriously,” says GVL Product Manager Michaela Whitney. “Since the new guidance was released in October 2019, we’ve worked to ensure that every aspect of our EIA test forms meet the new requirements so that users don’t have to worry about it.”

New EIA requirements enacted by VS Guidance 15201.1 (Approval of Laboratories to Conduct Tests for Equine Infectious Anemia) specified changes to EIA testing guidelines, including a standardized test form.

According to Dr. Katie Flynn, Equine Staff Veterinarian at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, “Electronic EIA forms assist state animal health officials in quickly tracing animals and confirming disease status of an individual animal at a point in time.”

The GVL platform provides veterinarians, laboratories, and state/federal regulators for digital EIA (“Coggins”) test submission and resulting, as well as other animal health certificates and records. Learn more about GVL digital EIA (“Coggins”) tests at globalvetlink.com.

About GVL

GVL provides animal health practitioners with a cloud-based platform that simplifies animal health records, processes, compliance and communication. The GVL platform enables users to quickly and accurately create digital Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs) or health certificates, Extended Equine CVIs (EECVIs), Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) Coggins tests, rabies vaccination certificates, veterinary prescriptions, diagnostic results consolidation and analysis, and Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs). GVL connects veterinarians, producers and animal owners, state animal health officials, feed distributors, veterinary diagnostic laboratories and other animal health industry partners to improve animal wellness and safety. For more information, visit www.globalvetlink.com.