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Launch of OpenArray  

Launch of OpenArray Testing

Canine Influenza Virus Test for Equine Herpes Virus at the AHDC  

Canine Influenza Virus Monitoring

Respiratory PCR Panels  

Respiratory PCR Panels

Salmonella Rapid Surveillance for Equine Facilities  

Salmonella Rapid Surveillance for
Equine Facilities

The Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory offers testing of a wide range of animal pathogens using molecular based methods, such as conventional and quantitative PCR and restriction digestion analysis.

Dr. Amy Glaser (Director)
John Beeby (Laboratory Manager)

Currently, we offer assays to detect DNA or RNA from the following infectious agents:

  • Anaplasma phagocytophilum*
    (previously known as Ehrlichia equi)
  • Avian Paramyxovirus-1
  • Beta Coronavirus
    • Canine Respiratory Coronavirus
    • Bovine Enteric Coronavirus
    • Equine Enteric Coronavirus
  • Bordetella bronchiseptica
  • Bovine Rotavirus
  • Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus*
    (detection and typing)
  • Canine Adenovirus
  • Canine Herpes Virus-1
  • Canine parainfluenza virus
  • Canine Pneumovirus
  • Chlamydia psittaci
  • Classical Swine Fever Virus
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Coxiella burnetii (Q-Fever)
  • Cryptosporidum spp.
  • Distemper virus
  • Ehrlichia canis
  • Equine Adenovirus 1
  • Equine adenovirus 2
  • Equine Arteritis Virus
  • Equine Herpes Virus-1*
  • Equine Herpes Virus 4
  • Equine Herpesvirus 1 typing
  • Equine Herpes Virus 2
  • Equine Herpesvirus 5
  • Equine Rhinitis A
  • Equine Rhinitis B
  • Escherichia coli genotyping
  • Feline Coronavirus
  • Influenza virus A
    • Avian influenza virus
    • Canine influenza virus
    • Equine influenza virus
    • Any influenza A virus in mammalian or avian species
  • Lawsonia Intracellularis
  • Leptospira spp.
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Lyme Disease (B. burgdorferi)
  • Mycobacterium avium avium
  • Mycobacterium avium complex
  • Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease)
  • Mycobacterium bovis
  • Mycoplasma cynos
  • Neorickettsia risticii*
    (previously known as Ehrlichia risticii)
  • Rhodococcus equi
  • Salmonella spp.
  • Streptococcus equi*
  • Swine Influenza Virus

*Our STAT policy

Genetic testing is available for:

The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities including conventional and quantitative PCR thermocyclers, as well as high-throughput automated extraction and liquid handling systems. 

The Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory operates within a Quality Assurance System that complies with the 2003 Essential Requirements of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. The Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory also undergoes proficiency testing conducted by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory. In addition to routine testing, the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory performs surveillance testing for Avian Influenza Virus, Avian Paramyxovirus-1/Exotic Newcastle Disease, and Classical Swine Fever Virus.

Additional Information:

Sample submission guidelines
Submission form
Shipping information
Test Fees

Molecular Diagnostic STAT policy (as of 7/11/2014)

STAT processing available for all tests

Fee: $50 per accession per test, in addition to the regular cost of the test

Turnaround Times:

Alphacoronavirus (Feline Enteric Coronavirus), Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Ehrlichia equi), Ehrlichia canis, and Neorickettsia risticii (Ehrlichia risticii)

  • If sample arrives before 12pm, results will be available 1pm the following day
  • If sample arrives after 12pm but before 3pm, results will be available by 5pm the following day
  • If sample arrives after 3pm, results will be available by 1pm the second day after it arrives

All other tests

  • If sample arrives before 12pm, results are available 5pm the same day
  •  If sample arrives after 12pm, results are available 1pm the following day