Standard growing on test for virus

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Standard growing on test for virus
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  • Standard Turnaround Time
    40 working days

Viruses are some of the most economically damaging diseases affecting potatoes and a major reason for crops failing seed certification.

Other strains/viruses that can be analysed within this test include; PLRV, PVYO, PVYN, PVA, PVV, PVX, PVM, PVS and PMTV. Each additional virus/strain adds £65 (excl. VAT) to the total cost.

When sending plant pathogens and invertebrate samples from outside England and Wales for testing please email the Crop health team ( who will issue you with the relevant Letter of Authority to ensure your samples are not delayed upon entry to the UK.

Submitting your Sample

When submitting your sample please follow the guidelines outlined within our sample shipping information.

The relevant signed sample submission form must be included (in a separate bag if sample is damp); failure to send a sample submission form may result in a delay of your sample being tested and make diagnosis more difficult. To help us process your samples in the most efficient way please fill in as much information as possible on the relevant form below. Please ensure you provide your email address, 'Your Ref', 'Purchase order no' and 'Name and Address for Invoice' in the sections where applicable.

Download the sample submission form here



Method Used



120 Tubers

Bulk Pricing Rules

Standard test PVY (all strains) only. Each additional virus /strain PVYO, PVYN, PLRV, PVA, PVV, PVX, PVM, PVS and PMTV adds £65 (excl. VAT) to the total cost.

Turnaround Time

6 - 8 Weeks

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