Mastitis studies

The UK’s Veterinary Laboratories Agency, under the Quality Assurance Unit within the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, organises comparative studies for Finnish mastitis laboratories. The VLA is an accredited (ISO Guide 43) organiser of proficiency testing. 


The VLA distributes the samples twice a year, in April and September. Samples are sent to Evira, which forwards them to participating laboratories. Enrolment for the following year’s comparative studies is in the end of year. Laboratories can participate either once or twice a year, as they prefer. These studies are subject to a charge.

For further information and enrolment, please contact
Tiina Autio, Senior Researcher
tel. +358 44 720 1492 tiina.autio at-merkki.gif : 1Kb evira.fi