Mastatest lapbox

Mastatest lapbox

Mastatest lapboxes are used on dairy farms to test mastitic milk samples within 24 hours.  

Mastatest kits NZP2 or NZP4 are the usual test kits used for each milk sample.


  • Faster

  • Simpler

  • Comprehensive

  • Accurate


  • Easy to use; set and forget, with no tricky test interpretation required

  • Reliable result emailed within 24 hours

  • Three answers in one Mastatest (bacterial infection confirmation, bacteria typing, and antibiotic sensitivity of the bacteria)


Mastatest lapboxes provide rapid mastitis testing on-farm within 24 hours, or via the vet clinic.  

 Use of Mastatest can improve mastitis cure rates in a given herd, and enables more targeted use of antibiotics to combat the most prevalent disease in dairying.   

Test every case of clinical mastitis with Mastatest.

From a single milk sample from a cow infected with mastitis Mastatest can identify the bacterial pathogen, and also measure how sensitive the bacteria is to certain antibiotics.  This enables dairy farmers to select specific antibiotic treatments recommended by their veterinarian, once target bacteria are identified.  

Mastatest test results are supplied electronically to veterinarians, so antibiotic recommendations can be tailored for dairy herds and cows.  

Mastatest also monitors antibiotic sensitivities in New Zealand, with data collected from individual cow and herd level, to enable the responsible use of antibiotics in local herds.

Mastatest is the first technology globally available to farmers that can determine both the type of bacteria causing the mastitis and the antibiotic sensitivities against that bacteria in raw milk, using advanced ‘cloud’ diagnostics.

No other mastitis test compares in terms of simplicity, and ease of use on the dairy farm. 

Pack Sizes

Mastatest lapbox is 400mm wide, 300mm deep and 300mm tall.  

This 'smart incubator' requires connection to power and the internet.


Bovine mastitis is a persistent, inflammatory reaction of cows’ udders often caused by bacterial infection. Mastatest is used to identify the causative bacteria and most effective antibiotic treatment for each case of clinical mastitis, and can improve overall cure rates in the herd.

The patented Mastatest lapboxes and Mastatest test kits are manufactured in New Zealand by Mastaplex Ltd.