Official Veterinarians

Online TB test submission

Do you know?

- Which date should be entered in Sam when a TB test has been arranged?

- The type of TB test OVs can create? - Updated 03/04/14

- You can use a ‘wildcard’ when searching for a client?

- How to tell when a TB test is ready to be submitted?

Click here to find out.

Sam - Online TB test submission

OVs can electronically receive notifications
and submit TB test results to AHVLA.
See the advantages and how to register page
for more information.

Service status

The service status is manually updated when there are Issues or Planned Maintenance which may affect Sam and/or the Government Gateway.

Sam has been updated to reflect the introduction of the TB181 where reactors or inconclusive reactors are identified. You must record your actions using the appropriate selections on the summary and sign-off tab and now refrain from detailing these in the comments box. Further guidance is available in Section 17 of the Sam OV practical guide

Service status
Last updated




Government Gateway



Planned maintenance and reported issues

Planned Maintenance

Sam Downtime - Updated 22nd July 2014

No Downtime Planned

Government Gateway Downtime - Updated 22nd July 2014

No Downtime Planned

Reported Issues

Updated 22nd July 2014

No current issues

Working offline during planned maintenance

To minimise potential disruption users are reminded that they can download a Working Form from Sam in Excel. Test data can be captured in excel and uploaded back into Sam later. Guidance on using excel can be found in Section 10, Part 2 and Section 12 of the Sam Official Veterinarian Practice Guide and the online e-learning module.

Sam OV support

For queries about using Sam or the initial registration process please contact the Sam support desk on:

0870 242 4996

Log on to Sam button

Sam Government Gateway registration and maintenance links