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Running Samples on Saturdays to Better Serve Your Needs

At VRL, we understand that sometimes you need your sample results as soon as possible. We have made a commitment to provide the same level of professional services on Saturdays as we do on the weekdays. You can now count on VRL to receive and run your samples on Saturdays. If you’d like to [...]

By |2020-02-07T18:39:15+00:00April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

VRL Introduces SeraSorb™ at ToxExpo 2019 in Baltimore

VRL Laboratories launched the latest in microsampling collection systems at ToxExpo 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. The new system retains the quality of serological resuts, allows for the quantitative collection of samples and helps in the reduction of animals used as sentinels. The new product, SeraSorb™ requires minimal training to collect robust sampling. By offering [...]

By |2020-02-07T18:47:00+00:00March 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) PCR

VRL announces that we now have MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus)-PCR available for testing non-human primate samples: MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) PCR Order Code 8587 Specimen Requirements: Nasal swabs placed in Amies Liquid Collection tube; Stuart’s Liquid Collection tube (such as BD BBL CultureSwab Transport Systems: Liquid Amies, Single Swab, cat# BD [...]

By |2020-02-07T18:49:24+00:00May 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Zika virus RT-PCR available

VRL announces that we now have Zika virus RT-PCR available for testing non-human primate samples: Zika virus RT-PCR       Order Code 8581       Specimen Requirements: 0.5-1 ml serum or CSF (collect within 7 days of symptom onset), 0.5-1 ml urine (collect within 30 days of symptom onset), ship overnight with ice packs; [...]

By |2020-02-07T18:51:22+00:00February 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

VRL-Maryland New Location Announcement

Dear Clients, We are pleased to inform you that to accommodate the growing demand of our testing services, VRL-Maryland will be relocating our labs to a bigger and newer space. We will continue to offer the same dedicated services and quality. Please note that beginning on 01 August 2015, all samples should be shipped [...]

By |2020-02-07T18:52:06+00:00July 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease) PCR for dogs

VRL announces that we now have T. cruzi PCR available for testing canine samples: T.cruzi PCR    Test Code 8540    Specimen Requirements: 1.0 ml-2.0 ml EDTA whole blood Chagas disease is a parasitic infection caused by T. curzi, which is transmitted by triatomid insect vectors to vertebrate hosts. Natural T.cruzi infection has been reported in humans, primates, [...]

By |2020-02-07T18:52:52+00:00September 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BioReliance AHS Division Acquisition Announcement

VRL 7540 Louis Pasteur Drive Suite 200 San Antonio, TX 78229 Date : December 31, 2013 Dear all, We are pleased to announce that we have recently acquired the business assets of BioReliance Animal Health Services based in Rockville, MD. BioReliance Animal Health Services have been a scientific leader in laboratory [...]

By |2020-02-07T18:53:43+00:00December 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fatal atypical O:3 Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infection in cynomolgus macaques.

Zao CL, Tomanek L, Hurtado-McClure G, Cooke A, Berger R, Boulineau TM, Turner OC, Covington DE.  Abstract Fatal Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infection in cynomolgus macaques was diagnosed based upon pathology, microbiology and PCR for this study. Pathological findings included acute, erosive to ulcerative, necrohemorrhagic enterocolitis. Genotyping by PCR showed an O:3 pattern [...]

By |2020-02-07T18:54:26+00:00October 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments