The Serology Section
provides serological testing for diagnostic and regulatory tests, including tests for movement of animals for export purposes within the United States and internationally. The section utilizes a variety of testing methodologies. The serology section does many of the tests by ELISA methodology allowing for rapid turn-around time. This section performs Piroplasmosis testing by cELISA, and can run these assays for export purposes. Some of the other tests performed by this section include serological tests for Leptospira, Brucella, Toxoplasma, Contagious Equine Metritis, Equine Infectious Anemia, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, Mycoplasma synoviae, Salmonella, Avian influenza, Anaplasma, Bovine leukemia virus, Neospora, Johnes, Histoplamsa, Blastomyces, Feline leukemia virus, Feline immunodeficiency virus, and Pseudorabies. The employees of this section have received training through the National Veterinary Services Laboratory, and the Southeast Poultry Research and Diagnostic Center. This laboratory participates in annual USDA inspections and well as numerous proficiency tests. The personnel in this section have many years of combined experience! Refer to the test offerings for additional information!
This laboratory is a member of Global Vet Link
, providing testing with electronic submission forms for EIA testing. We have completed the necessary steps and can provide electonic EIA resulting with the VSPS electronic EIA program.
The serology laboratory is an approved NPIP
Meg Steinman, Section Head