Molecular Diagnostics

We diagnose pathogens by quantitative detection of signature nucleic acid sequences with real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methodology. Our approach to MICROBIOLOGICAL DIAGNOSTICS has been featured in eBIOforum Magazine.

Our lab is based on the application of PATENTED REAL-TIME PCR METHODS developed for research with intracellular Chlamydia bacteria.

Our real-time PCR delivers reliable RESULTS with rapid turnaround and results available WITHIN 24 HOURS after sample receipt.

At $70 PER ASSAY, critical PCR diagnoses are cost effective and translate rapidly - therefore effectively - into targeted therapy.

What's New...

Our approach to FIP diagnosis has been featured in Veterinary Medicine. Please see the FIP assay for details.

Create your own CUSTOM PANEL at a discount  -  we now offer $10 multiple PCR discounts for every PCR after the first one submitted. The canine blood parasite panel for detection of Hepatozoon spp., Babesia spp., Anaplasma spp., Ehrlichia spp., and Borrelia spp. is the most popular combination requested by our clients. Please see our updated MD Submission Form.

All our real-time PCR assays are designed to detect single copies of nucleic acid targets in a large sample volume (equivalent to 0.1 mL of blood); and to recognize the relevant pathogens by use of fluorescent probes, differentiating them from closely related, but in the particular animal species less pathogenically relevant microbial organisms. Because of these strict quality standards, we typically offer the most sensitive and specific assays for these pathogens. Published investigations that use our assays continually confirm this and create NEW SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION that improves understanding and treatment of infectious diseases. Recent manuscripts from our laboratory were published in highly respected journals. These MANUSCRIPTS describe: