The guidance makes the following updates for EIA tests:
All non-negative samples must be submitted to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory for confirmatory testing
Laboratories can only accept samples from federally authorized Category II Accredited veterinarians
EIA tests must be submitted using the current federally approved EIA forms (VS Form 10-11, GVL, etc.)
All form information and data points are required and must be filled in or indicated as N/A. Incomplete forms will be rejected by the laboratory.
Additional updates have also been made in regards to laboratory approval and reporting. This document is a reference for an overview of the changes in the new guidance.