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With A Recent Outbreak Of Ebola, Are You Prepared For New Regulations?

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.

July 22nd, 2019|

Introducing Our Newest Employee, Erin McCalla

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 [...]

July 22nd, 2019|

VRL in Vancouver and Prague

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.

May 21st, 2019|

Tropical Disease Testing, VRL Has You Covered

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.

May 20th, 2019|

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 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

April 25th, 2019|

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 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.

March 19th, 2019|

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 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, [...]

May 1st, 2018|

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; 1 cm3 fresh frozen tissue, frozen as soon as possible at -70°C, ship overnight with dry ice. Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-born virus in the genus Flavivirus. It was first discovered from a rhesus monkey in the Zika forest of Uganda in 1947.  The outbreaks in humans have been reported in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since [...]

February 26th, 2016|