Charles River provides TaqMan® PCR testing to identify viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic agents in your animal colonies. Services are available for screening colony animals directly, for screening indirectly via environmental sampling or exhaust air dust (EAD™) testing, and for 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.

Common applications include:


Direct Animal Sampling

This service detects viruses, bacteria, and parasites in animals by screening noninvasive samples with a PRIA® (PCR Rodent Infectious Agent) Panel.

Exhaust Air Dust (EAD™)

Our mouse and rat EAD™ service detects viruses, bacteria, and parasites by screening ventilated caging systems.

  • Environmental Prevalent PRIA®
  • Environmental Surveillance Plus PRIA®
  • Environmental Complete Mouse/Rat PRIA®
  • Custom Environmental PRIA®
  • Single Agent Test (Individual or Add-on)