01 Mar NVSL electronic VS Form 10-4
NVSL Launches Electronic VS Form 10-4: The USDA:APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) recently launched an electronic VS Form 10-4 (specimen submission form). E-submission modernizes NVSL’s process to improve customer service. E-submissions are easy for NVSL customers, saves time for submitters, and ensures that NVSL delivers programs as efficiently and effectively as possible. Data entry is quick and legible which makes for greater data integrity. A submitter may easily acquire a Level 1 eAuthentication username and password to access the National Centers for Animal Health (NCAH) portal for electronic submission.
The NCAH portal offers some key timesaving features for NVSL customers. Input data from submitters and owners may be quickly cloned from prior submissions, stored, and selected to populate fields in an instant by using a personalized address book after a first submission. The electronic VS Form 10-4 also uses dynamic listsand reusable data for fillable fields. Owners/submitters may add delegates to their accounts to submit on their behalf. Past submissions and associated final reports may also be accessed and viewed in the NCAH Portal for up to a year after completion.
The online form will not replace the fillable PDF versionof the VS Form 10-4. The original form is still available for use where internet connectivity is not available or in those instances where a paper copy is preferred. All submitters are encouraged to give the NCAH Portal electronic submission a try. The portal can be found at url: https://ncahappspub.aphis.usda.gov/NCAHPortal/public/