Business Update March 2021
11 March 2021
As we go into the Spring of 2021 and restrictions are beginning to ease we hope you are beginning to feel like there's light at the end of the tunnel. Here at Westgate we're still operating as business as usual with our COVID protocols in place! We're lucky to have plenty of space in our purpose built lab so the team can operate as safely as possible.
We test all worm egg count, pinworm and liver fluke tests and report results on the day we receive them but most first class post is taking 2-5 days to reach us at the moment. Royal Mail are telling us it feels like Christmas every day for them with the quantities they’re dealing with just now! Samples and shop orders are all being affected by these extraordinary times and taking a little longer to arrive than normal.
Our sedimentation tests take a little longer to report as they need time to settle out. Sand tests are reported after 24 hours and and lung worm Baermen sedimentation tests after 48 hours.
EquiSal tests are returned to the manufacturers in Kettering. They currently have test runs on a Tuesday and Thursday and are also having delays to mail so anticipate results approx 1 week from sending off a saliva sample.