New viruses have recently been discovered, affecting both rats and mice. Both can lead to disease and death in immunodeficient rodents. Don’t compromise your research due to new, prevalent viruses. Mouse Kidney Parvovirus (aka Murine Chappapovirus) is a recently discovered parvovirus, divergent from MMV and MPV, affecting the kidneys of immunocompromised mice. MKPV has a prevalence of >5% in research institutions, with a higher prevalence in wild mice. Clinical manifestations include elevated creatinine and BUN, kidney fibrosis and necrosis. MKPV Is transmitted via direct contact, bedding, feces and urine. Several sample types are acceptable for testing: fecal pellets, environmental samples, mouse tissues, cell lines and tumors. Rat Polyoma virus is [...]
The World Health Organization has recently declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. What does this mean for you? It means that if you’re importing non-human primates from Africa or elsewhere, you may be subject to new regulations. If these new regulations require testing for Ebola, VRL is there for you. VRL can test for the following Ebola species: Filovirus-EBOLA (Reston) Filovirus-Ebola (Sudan) Filovirus-Ebola (Zaire) Filovirus-Ebola (Zaire/Sudan/Reston) Filovirus-Ebola (Zaire/Sudan/Reston) & Marburg (Musokie) We also have a PCR test, Filovirus-RT-PCR Contact VRL today for your Ebola testing needs, and learn more about Ebola here.
We would like to introduce Erin McCalla, as our newest Sales Manager. Erin comes to us with 9 years of experience in Sales and Laboratory Animal Research. Erin has an extensive knowledge base from starting her career as an Animal Care Technician and working her way up through the industry with stops along the way in CDC Quarantine, Veterinary Services, Colony Management, and Client Relations/Sales. Erin possesses leadership, problem solving, and communication skills that we know will be instrumental in assisting you with all of your current and future projects. She will be attending National AALAS in October, so please stop by and get to know her [...]
VRL Laboratories will be attending the 2019 CALAS/ACSAL Annual Symposium May 25-28, at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Booth #41. We’ll also be attending the 2019 FELASA 14th Congress June 10-13, at the Prague Congress Centre, Booth #B36. Stop by our booth to learn how VRL provides the best diagnostic services available.
At VRL, we always strive to meet the demands of our customers. This means that we offer specialized testing for our Nonhuman Primate, as well as our Rodent & Rabbit clients. These services include: Chagas – ELISA (IgG and IgM) & PCR (kDNA and nDNA) Zika – PCR Chikungunya – PCR And don’t forget, our experts are always available for consulation. If you’d like to submit a PCR test, you can fill out the form here. If you’d like to submit an ELISA test, you can fill out the form here.
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 submit your samples on Saturday: Be sure to indicate Priority Overnight – Saturday Delivery on the FedEx form Please contact the laboratory prior to submitting samples for Saturday delivery
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 a quick, convenient turnkey process with low sample volumes, the product takes only seconds to collect consistent samples. Read more about the exciting new product, and its qualifications here.
VRL Laboratories will be attending the 58th Annual Meeting & ToxExpo on March 10-14th. The expo will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. The ToxExpo features more than 315 toxicology-related companies and organizations. We’ll see you there!
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 220093; Copan Venturi Transystem Liquid Amies-Single Swab, cat# Copan 140C; Copan Venturi Transystem Liquid Stuart-Single Swab, cat# Copan 141C). Insert the nasal swab into nostril 1-2 cm from the edge of the nare and roll 5 times. Repeat using same swab in the other nostril. Return swab to its container immediately. Swabs from the groin, wounds, axilla, [...]
VRL will be exhibiting at SOT 2017 in Austin, Texas. Please visit us at booth #809 from 10/15/2017 to 10/15/2017 to learn about our primate/small animal testing services and products.