Rat Diagnostic Testing Services

Charles River offers health monitoring (HM) protocols on rats for both routine surveillance and for diagnosis of diseases (pathology services). Our protocols include pathology, serology, microbiology, parasitology, and PCR infectious agent testing. Whole animals can be submitted for a HM protocol – samples will be collected in our necropsy laboratory and will be screened for the presence of infectious agents.

Our health monitoring services are fully customizable to meet your specific program requirements.


Rat HM Protocols

Protocol Serology Molecular PCR Microbiology
(Upper respiratory & gastrointestinal tracts)
(Endoparasite & ectoparasite exams)
(Necropsy with histology of lesions)
HM Basic None None
HM Prevalent Prevalent None
HM Standard Standard None
HM Assessment Assessment None
HM Plus Assessment Plus None
HM w/o Microbiology Assessment Plus None None
HM Quarterly FELASA FELASA Quarterly Helicobacter None
HM Annual FELASA FELASA Annual Helicobacter None
Custom Fully customizable protocols are available for any species upon request.