PCR Pathogen Detection

Molecular diagnostics

Surrey Diagnostics provide a wide range of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) services to our Clients.

Molecular diagnostic testing has become a recognised and important part of diagnostic animal screening and PCR tests are a key method for detecting pathogens such as:

•    Helicobacters
•    Mycoplasma pulmonis
•    Pneumocystis carinii
•    Murine Parvoviruses
•    Mouse Norovirus
•    Canine Parvovirus & Aleutian Disease
•    Mycobacteria

The PCR tests offered by Surrey Diagnostics are also used to detect viruses unable to be detected through serology testing, particularly in immuno-compromised animals.

P3 Screen – Please click here to learn about our faecal PCR test for the most prevalent pathogens in mice and rats that are reliably shed in faeces.

FAST PCR, FAST PCR Panels and FAST PCR FELASA – Please click here for learn about our full range of PCR tests on samples and to see available tests and required sample types.

Measurement and control

Surrey Diagnostics understand the importance of preventing cross-contamination as well as providing consistently high sampling volumes for our Clients.

We employ rigorous measuring and monitoring systems in our facility and for our equipment that are constantly reviewed and controlled.

Surrey Diagnostics also carries out sample evaluations for every Client programme. If any samples are found to test positive during the programme they will be automatically re-tested to confirm diagnosis.

Undertaking a professional monitoring and screening service for the health of your animals is fundamental to successful research. We are proud of our reputation and the services that we provide to our Clients in this area.

Available PCR tests and the recommended sample types

If sending cell line samples, please contact us to discuss the best way to submit them. If sending tissue samples, please click here for recommended sample types.