Zebrafish Diagnostic Testing Services

Charles River offers comprehensive diagnostic testing services to proactively monitor the health of your zebrafish colonies. Our portfolio includes health monitoring, bacteriology, histopathology, and infectious disease PCR.

Service Description
HM Plus: Multiple Services
  • Necropsy, histopathology workup, aerobic culture, and PCR for common infectious agents
Bacteriology: Aerobic Culture
  • Culture on TSA media; includes isolation and identification of up to 3 isolates
Histopathology: Processing with H&E Stain, Special Staining, and Pathologist Interpretation
  • Processing with H&E Stain: Trim, embed, create slides, and H&E staining
  • Special Staining: Multiple special stain available upon request
  • Pathologist Interpretation: Interpretation of stained slides
Infectious Disease PCR: Modified Basic Panel, Modified Surveillance Plus Panel, Custom Panel, and Single Agent Test
  • Modified Basic Panel: Mycobacterium, Aeromonas hydrophila, Pseudocapillaria tomentosa, and Pseudoloma neurophila
  • Modified Surveillance Plus Panel: Modified Basic Panel, Edwardsiella ictaluriFlavobacterium columnare, Ichthyophthirius multifilis, Piscinoodinium pillulare, Pleistophora hyphessobryconis, and Saprolegnia brachydanis
  • Custom Panel: Select from a list of aquatic pathogen assays
  • Single Agent Test: Select from a list of zebrafish pathogen assays

Sample Submission for Zebrafish Health Testing

Samples can be submitted directly to the laboratory accompanied by a Zebrafish Health Testing Submission Form generated from Laboratory Testing Management® (LTM™), our online data management platform. Scheduling and results will be reported through LTM™.

For information regarding international shipments, please contact us at [email protected].