Diagnostic Lab, Mandai Wildlife Group (Chia-Da-Hsu)

Contact Information

Dr. Chia-Da Hsu, BVM, M.Sc., Dipl. ACCM
Senior Veterinary Pathologist
Veterinary Healthcare
Mandai Wildlife Group
80 Mandai Lake Road
Singapore 729826
Tel: +65-6360-2233

E-mail: [email protected]

Available Tests

  • Real-time PCR- EEHV1, 3/4, 5
  • Conventional PCR (and DNA sequencing)- EEHV1a, 1b, 3/4, 5
  • Whole blood (min 1ml), blood flocked swab, FTA card (tissue/blood), frozen/fresh tissue samples, swab samples, trunk wash, extracted DNA samples


  • Formalin tissue samples, tissue blocks, unstained slides, H&E stained slides

Shipping for International Samples

Tissue and blood samples require CITES import/export permits (except for histopathology slides), which must be applied before shipping. It may take months to arrange the permits. Please contact Dr. Chia-Da to start the process.

    Please provide following detail of the samples:

  1. Name and address
  2. Name/ID of the elephant
  3. Location of the elephant (zoo, camp or wild)
  4. Species
  5. Sex
  6. Age
  7. Captive or wild-born

Please contact us before sending samples to discuss the cost of sample testing. Financial support may be available in some cases.