Molecular Diagnostics

We utilize Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology to detect the presence of nucleic acids (DNA/RNA) from pathogenic organisms in clinical samples. Molecular diagnostic testing is faster and more sensitive when compared to conventional methods such as bacterial culture or virus isolation. Testing is available for a variety of bacteria, fungi, and viruses from many animal species.

Please visit our catalog for appropriate samples for submission and turnaround times. Our list of available tests is updated on a regular basis.

Note: Positive PCR test results may indicate an active infection or presence of the organism (live/dead) in the sample submitted. False negative results may occur due to low numbers of the organisms or PCR inhibitory factors present in the sample. Like with any other testing methods, factors such as clinical signs, species of animal tested, and sample sites should be considered for reliable test result interpretation.