Diagnostics provides a range of serology testing services to
detect many viral, bacterial and protozoan infections that may be present
in your laboratory animal colonies. In order to ensure successful research,
it is vital to check the health status of your animals on a regular
services can be carried out as part of your laboratory animal health
monitoring programme or as a 'snapshot' of their current health status.
used by Surrey Diagnostics yield an extremely high
level of sensitivity and accuracy, giving you consistently high quality
Diagnostics also carries out routine sample evaluations. If
any samples are found to test positive during the programme they will
be automatically re-tested to confirm diagnosis.
to out internal policy of retesting all equivocal, borderline and unexpected
positive serology results, all samples are also sent to a second testing
laboratory for confirmation and/or clarification. This service is provided
entirely at Surrey Diagnostics' own cost. We believe
that Clients are paying for a result, and it is Surrey Diagnostics'
responsibility to provide the most professional service available.
report accompanies the results of Surrey Diagnostics'
serology testing services. These can be provided to Clients on paper,
via e-mail or both, whichever is preferred.
Diagnostics use Bead technology (multiplexed immunoassay) as
our primary method of serology testing for rodents.
is a highly sensitive testing method and employs the latest technology,
including many internal controls that vastly increase the reliability
of the test and reduce the opportunities for human error.
technology has been developed to use very small sample volumes to test
a wide panel of agents. This means terminal bleeds are not always necessary
and multiple samplings from a single subject are possible.
testing panels for mice, rats and guinea pigs are available. Bead technology
will be used as the primary serology method for other species as reagents
here to see the Bead profiles.
immunosorbant assay) remains the primary serology method used by Surrey
Diagnostics for guinea-pigs, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, cats
It is also the method
used when rat and mouse samples are tested for single agents or non-standard
profiles in order to make the testing more cost effective for our Clients.
a long established method for screening serum samples and is still considered
highly effective and accurate.
antibody) testing is used by Surrey Diagnostics as
a confirmatory test method when equivocal or borderline results are
obtained via Bead and/or ELISA testing.
Diagnostics can also source specialist serology testing kits
and services when our Clients have a specific need. Our experience in
independent screening enables us to provide advice and recommend the
right solutions to our Clients.