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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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

New tests available for Chemistry and CBC

VRL is pleased to announce effective May 1, 2012 the launch of new ***Chemistry and CBC Testing Profiles***  5500 – Chem Profile I                                                         Specimen Requirements: 0.5 – 1.0 mL serum Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT, SGPT), Amylase, Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN), Calcium, Cholesterol, Creatinine, Globulin, Glucose, Phosphorus, Total Bilirubin, Total Protein. 5501 – [...]

Trypanosoma cruzi (Chagas disease) ELISA and PCR Available

VRL annouces that we now have T. cruzi ELISA and PCR available for our clients. cruzi ELISA (Order code L154): Specimen requirements: 0.5 – 1.0 ml serum cruzi PCR (Order code 8540): Specimen requirements: 1.0 – 2.0 ml EDTA whole blood Chagas disease is a parasitic infection caused by T. curzi, which [...]