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News2020-02-11T20:48:12+00:00

VRL is inviting you to participate in our AALAS Online Scavenger Hunt!

VRL Diagnostics invites all AALAS attendees to participate in our very own Scavenger Hunt! The rules are simple: Read the 6 questions provided below, and hunt down the answers on our website. Once you’re finished, submit your answers below. All completed forms will be entered into a drawing, and the winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card! We’ll be drawing every week until AALAS ends on December 31st. So, if you don’t win one drawing, you’ll have several more chances. Good luck! Week 1 Winner: Maya Meeks Week 2 Winner: Kate Nolan Week 3 Winner: Violeta Salais Week 4 Winner: Samantha King I. NAME OF [...]

October 26th, 2020|

Let VRL Design A Program That Works For YOU!

At VRL, we believe the success of our company can be measured by the success of our customers. And with more than 30 years of experience in diagnostic testing, we're ready and able to design a program that works for your business. This could include: Animal Health Monitoring From Real-Time PCR to Environmental Rack Testing, we'll help you design your animal health program with study-specific diagnostics. Pre-Clinical Services We offer an ample selection of pathology services including Histology and Clinical Chemistry. And, because your goals are our goals, we'll help you customize a panel that meets them. Biological Testing In addition to Cell Line Testing for [...]

October 20th, 2020|

We Are Better Working Together

If your needs include Clinical Chemistry, CBC or Histopathology diagnostics and analyses, we would like to invite you to experience the advantages of working with VRL. We are an independent, customer-focused laboratory that prioritizes individual attention for fast turnaround times and quality, custom reporting. For more than 30 years, we have focused on our customers' needs, not our own. What can we do for you? How can we develop a program for your Clinical Chemistry, CBC or Histopathology requirements?

October 1st, 2020|

VRL is One of the First Commercial Laboratories Offering AAV Antibody Testing

What does that mean for you? It means that you can take advantage of the expertise, knowledge and efficiencies of a commercial laboratory – VRL Diagnostics. Fast Turn Around Time Get your results in days, not weeks. When time is of the essence, count on VRL to come through every time. Competitive Pricing We have the equipment and expertise necessary to efficiently process results. This saves us time – and it saves you money. Ready & Available We value our customer relationships, and that means being available when you need us most. VRL offers a cell-based in vitro assay in two formats for the detection of anti-AAV neutralizing [...]

September 21st, 2020|

Kalter/Heberling Annual Diagnostic Research Grant Winners

VRL Laboratories is proud to announce the first recipients of the Kalter/Heberling Annual Diagnostic Research Grants for 2020, following the committee’s careful review of essays submitted by researchers employed in academic facilities. “The level of participation, and quality content that was submitted was very refreshing. In fact, our committee voted to award two recipients in this, our first year of the Kalter/Heberling grant program. The objective of this grant program is to help improve people’s lives backed by our commitment to providing standard-setting diagnostic testing services,” stated VRL President Dennis Pitts. On August 3rd, 2020, VRL announced two award-winning institutions; Wake Forest School of Medicine [...]

August 13th, 2020|

COVID-19 Research, We’re Your One Source

At VRL, we understand that every testing situation is different. And for more than 30 years, we've expanded our diagnostic testing services to meet the needs of our customers. That's why we're confident in our ability to provide you with a complete package of services for COVID-19 research. No matter the need, VRL is here for you. Clinical Pathology Histopathology Biomarkers (Cytokines, Interleukins and MMP’s PCR Testing And Much More! Simply pick and choose what you need for your research, and we'll put together a package tailored to you. So, let's get started! Contact us today to bundle your COVID-19 testing services.

July 13th, 2020|

VRL Kalter/Heberling Annual Diagnostic Research Grant

Overview: VRL invites any academic researcher to submit a short abstract (<500 words) stating how our lab diagnostic services can potentially benefit your research. VRL will award one (1) winner with full access to our non-human primates, small animals, zebrafish testing menu in virology, bacteriology, parasitology, clinical pathology, necropsy and environmental testing. Award Terms and Conditions: (1) $10,000 grant to be used for VRL testing services during a 12-month period Total grant must be redeemed within 12 months following award announcement After 12 months, remaining portion of unused grant will expire and cannot be redeemed for VRL testing services Award winner grants VRL unlimited rights [...]

May 28th, 2020|

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 your laboratory animal models. And, because we understand that timing is critical, we'll get the answers you need in 48-72 hours. Details about this new test can be found below: Acceptable Species: Mouse, Rat, Non-Human Primate, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Gerbil, Rabbit, Peromyscus, Cotton Rat, Squirrel, Vole, Ferret, Dog, Cat, Swine, Sheep, Horse, Goat, Bovine Additional Samples: Cell [...]

May 1st, 2020|

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 staff as well. We owe it to the research and scientific efforts of our institutions, to our staff, and especially to our research subjects - the animals themselves, to get it right and get back on-track as quickly as possible. VRL's Dr. William Porter has provided a list of the 5 considerations you'll need to take when [...]

April 16th, 2020|

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 detection is so important, and thanks to VRL, you can receive your results in as little as 24 hours. In addition to C. bovis testing, our fast turnaround times extend to our Cell Line Testing services. The fact is, the biological sample you're using could be putting your animal colony at risk. Put those fears to rest. [...]

March 18th, 2020|