Rodent Infectious Agents

Lab animal infectious agent PCR testing is used to identify viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic agents in your animal colonies. Services are available for screening colony animals directly, indirect screening via environmental sampling or exhaust air dust (EAD™) testing, and screening cell lines and research biologics.

PCR assays are available as panels that cover all commonly excluded or reported pathogens. However, panel customization and single agent testing are available.


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Rodent and Rabbit Infectious Agents

Infectious Agent Sampling

  • Direct Animal Sampling

    This service detects viruses, bacteria, and parasites in animals by screening noninvasive samples with a PRIA panel.

  • Exhaust Air Dust (EAD™)

    EAD™ service detects viruses, bacteria, and parasites by screening ventilated caging systems. Additionally, this method overcomes the known limitations of soiled-bedding sentinels for detecting certain rodent infectious agents.

    • Environmental Prevalent PRIA®
    • Environmental Surveillance Plus PRIA®
    • Environmental Complete Mouse/Rat PRIA®
    • Custom Environmental PRIA®
    • Single Agent Test (individual or add-on)
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Lab Animal Infectious Agent Testing