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Lavender Foal Syndrome Testing Genetic testing for Lavender Foal Syndrome at the AHDC    more

Genetic Testing for Lavender Foal Syndrome

Test for Equine Herpes Virus Test for Equine Herpes Virus at the AHDC    more

Equine Herpes Virus Update

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 Influenza Virus
  • Avian Paramyxovirus-1
  • Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus*
    (detection and typing)
  • Canine Herpes Virus-1
  • Chlamydia psittaci
  • Classical Swine Fever Virus
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Coxiella burnetii (Q-Fever)
  • Ehrlichia canis
  • Equine Herpes Virus-1*
  • Escherichia coli genotyping
  • Feline Coronavirus
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Lyme Disease (B. burgdorferi)
  • Mycobacterium avium avium
  • Mycobacterium avium complex
  • Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (Johne’s disease)
  • Mycobacterium bovis
  • Neorickettsia risticii*
    (previously known as Ehrlichia risticii)
  • Rhodococcus equi
  • Streptococcus equi*
  • Swine Influenza Virus

*New 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 new STAT policy (as of 6/23/2011)

Fee: $50/sample

STAT processing available for:

Strep equi, EHV-1, BVD blood, Ehrlichia risticii and Ehrlichia equi ONLY


Strep equi, EHV1 and BVD (individual blood or serum/plasma only)
If it arrived before 12pm, it will be reported by 5pm the same day
If it arrived after 12pm, it will be reported 1pm the following day

Ehrlichia risticii and E. equi
If it arrived before 12pm, it will be reported 1pm the following day
If it arrived after 12pm but before 3pm, it will be reported 5pm the following day
If it arrived after 3pm, it will be reported 1pm the second day after it arrived at AHDC.