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 be confident in the diagnostic testing services performed, and the results provided. Plenum testing offers all these advantages: Commit your research institution to the 3 R’s; Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement Sound Data to add to your Health Monitoring Program Ease of Sample Collection & Fast Results Talk with one of our scientists to see how RRPT can benefit [...]
We’re happy to announce that VRL will be attending this years AALAS Meeting in Denver, Colorado! The meeting will be held at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. Denver, CO., U.S. from October 13-17, 2019. Stop by Booth #315 to learn why VRL has become a proven leader of diagnostic testing services worldwide. Learn more about the meeting here.
You don’t have to be a big fish to conquer an ocean of challenges.Safeguard your aquatic colonies and your research from unwanted harmful viruses and bacteria. Get your Zebrafish the health checkup they need from one of the world’s leading experts in animal health monitoring at VRL Laboratories. VRL offers all these advantages: Real-time PCR advantage Comprehensive microbiology Knowledgeable experts in aquatics Necropsy and pathology services available Environmental water testing And remember, VRL does more than just provide you with a test result, we can help you with preventative and QC designs, understanding results and investigating the core issue. Contact us to learn more.
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.