VRL Now Has COVID-19 Testing for All Laboratory Animals

Responding To The Call, VRL Now Has COVID-19 Testing for All Laboratory Animals Monitoring continues to be vital to the quality of drug development and it is VRL’s goal to assist you as much as possible. To facilitate this, we are now able to offer COVID-19 testing for all [...]

By |2020-05-15T17:59:42+00:00May 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Re-Populating Lab Rodent Areas After Covid-19

Your institution may need to re-populate a vacant animal room or perhaps even a whole building that was vacated during the pandemic. You'll want to develop a comprehensive re-population and operations plan via discussions with representative administrators, comparative medicine staff, animal-research scientists, and with facilities maintenance staff and purchasing [...]

By |2020-07-06T15:24:10+00:00April 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Waiting 4 or more days? Switch to VRL for results in 24-48 hours!

When it comes to Corynebacterium bovis (or C. bovis), VRL understands that time is of the essence. Unfortunately, C. bovis infection is quite common in some research facilities. It has the potential to spread very quickly through a colony and affect colony health, and the quality of your research. That's why early [...]

By |2020-03-18T13:31:12+00:00March 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fast, Reliable, Canine Chagas Testing

Chagas disease is a parasitic infection caused by T. cruzi, which is transmitted by triatomid insect vectors, also known as kissing bugs, to vertebrate hosts. Dogs are one of the key blood-meal sources for triatomines to transmit T. cruzi. The infection of T. cruzi in dogs causes nonspecific clinical signs, [...]

By |2020-03-23T17:23:40+00:00March 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

VRL Introduces New Find-A-Test Search Function

In an effort to evolve with the ever-changing needs of our customers, we have reorganized and redesigned our website to make it easier to find the information you need. We've also launched a new feature – Find a Test. Not sure what test you need? Simply navigate to the "Find A Test" page [...]

By |2020-02-12T18:37:55+00:00February 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

VRL now has canine Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi ) ELISA and PCR available for our clients!

VRL would like to announce that we now have canine Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi ) ELISA and PCR available for our clients! T. cruzi (Chagas disease) IgG ELISA Order Code D156 Specimen Requirements: 0.5 – 1.0 ml serum T. cruiz (Chagas disease) kDNA PCR Order Code D8583 Specimen Requirements: [...]

By |2020-02-07T17:14:17+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

VRL Makes Bundling Your Services Simple

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in animals and humans is a concern. The zoonotic transmission from various animal species is a concern for animal care staff. Be sure to rule out any suspicious infection with the bundled MRSA test, which includes: MRSA culture MRSA PCR Aerobic Sensitivity Microbiome studies have opened [...]

By |2020-02-07T17:27:13+00:00January 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

VRL Continues Growth Trend as Leading Independent Laboratory

Dennis Pitts, newly appointed president of VRL Laboratories, announced record-breaking growth in the first 9 months of 2019. According to Mr. Pitts, VRL has seen growth trends of nearly 28% in both non-human and rodent testing divisions. He credits this growth to VRL’s increased presence in the marketplace including developing new [...]

By |2020-02-07T18:25:18+00:00November 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dennis Pitts named President of VRL Laboratories

Ron Berger, founder and president of VRL Laboratories recently named Dennis Pitts to succeed him. Mr. Berger will step into the Chairman’s role and leave day-to-day operations to Pitts while focusing on related business activities. Pitts, currently Director of Business Development and Marketing joined VRL two years ago after [...]

By |2020-03-24T17:13:47+00:00November 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If a pathogen is there, we’ll find it.

Many systems now utilize exhaust filters from entire rack systems to capture particulates from animal cages. VRL would like you to know that with our Rodent Rack Plenum Testing (RRPT) we can detect any potential harmful organisms present on your filter. All this without the need for sentinel animals! Not only that, but you can [...]

By |2020-02-07T18:24:39+00:00October 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments