CIS UKAS & ICAR Accredited Laboratory


The Cattle Information Service (CIS) operate a highly sophisticated Quality Management System to ensure full confidence in each result reported.

  • Compositional analysis for Butterfat, Protein, Lactose, Urea and Somatic Cell Counts
  • Capability for analysis of Fatty Acids and Ketosis
  • State of the art automation and equipment to ensure fast turnaround of results
  • Samples individually barcoded and analysed uniformly to ensure full traceability and confidence in each result
  • Ever expanding ELISA Health testing suite from the one milk recorded sample
  • Milk analysis for Johne's, BVD Ab, BVD Ag, IBR Ab, IBR gE Ab, Lepto, Neospora and Liver Fluke.
  • Pregcheck screening service
  • BVDV Tissue, Blood and Milk testing by PCR or ELISA
  • Capability for analysis of most* diseases using blood
  • Results can be viewed online using the herd management programme YourHerd and MobileHerd app.

*Liver Fluke is milk tests only

View the CIS Services available to farmers, vets and the industry.

If you wish to speak to a member of the CIS team call 01923 695319 or email

The CIS Laboratory in Shropshire is UKAS accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

The internationally recognised, privately owned, laboratory uses innovative state of the art equipment ensuring milk recorded samples are analysed uniformly extracting a wealth of information. Results help make strategic decisions about individual cows or the whole herd.

The Telford laboratory is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No.7851 - for the following methods:

  • CISMK001 Delvotest SP-NT test for the detection of antibiotics and sulpha residues in milk
  • CISMK003 CISMK003B Analysis of Bovine Milk using Combifoss FT+ (Fat, Protein, Lactose, Urea, Somatic Cell Count)
  • CISAH001 CISAH012 Detection of Mycobacterium paratuberculosis Milk ELISA in Milk Samples
  • CISAH004 Detection of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus antibodies Milk ELISA (BVD Ab)
  • CISAH005 Detection of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus antigens Ear Notch and Blood ELISA (BVD Ag)
  • CISAH006 Detection of Pregnancy Associated Glycoproteins (PAGs) Milk ELISA

The following methods Not UKAS accredited are also performed by the CIS Laboratory

  • CISAH002 Detection of Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis Bulk Milk ELISA
  • CISAH003 Detection of Infectious Bovine Rhinotraceitis Individual Milk ELISA
  • CISAH007 Detection of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Antigens Individual Milk ELISA (BVD Ag)
  • CISAH008 Detection of Leptospirosis Milk ELISA
  • CISAH009 Detection of Neospora Milk ELISA
  • CISAH010 Detection of Liver Fluke Milk ELISA
  • CISAH013 Detection of IBR gE Milk ELISA
  • CISPCR001 Detection of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus RNA (BVDV) Bovine blood, plasma, serum, ear tissue and milk (pooled and individual) using Real Time PCR

The laboratory also operates a Pregcheck screening service for the detection of Pregnancy-associated Glycoproteins found in milk during pregnancy as early as 28 days after breeding.