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Horse Cytokine 5-plex Assay

Serology/Immunology slides Testing for infectious diseases in production, companion, and zoo animals

Infectious Diseases

Serology/Immunology A2LA Accreditation  

Lyme Tests Accredited to ISO 17025

The Serology/Immunology Section of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center develops and uses fully validated serological assays to detect antibodies or antigens as indicators for infectious diseases in production animals, companion animals, and zoo species. Assays are validated according to criteria published in the OIE International Standards Manual for serological assays. Quality control, with accurate and reproducible results, is our primary goal. Test results are interpreted to inform veterinarians beyond the usual serological values that are reported.

Dr. Bettina Wagner (Director)
Dr. Cassandra Guarino (Extension Associate)
Diane Kilts (Laboratory Manager)

Services provided by the Serology/Immunology Section include:

  • ELISA and Western Blot assays on serum samples from cattle, horses, dogs and cats (including domestic cats and exotic felids from zoos)
  • New test development