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Molecular Diagnostics (PCR)

ComPath’s Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory is run by our highly-qualified PCR scientists. We offer a range of standard and real time PCR assays to aid in the detection of infectious agents in specimens such as tissues, cell lines and other biological samples. Separate rooms are used for nucleic extraction, PCR set-up and interpretation of results to prevent cross-contamination between these steps. Assay controls safeguard against false negative results whilst all positives are automatically re-tested at no extra cost.

Screening cell lines prior to implantation is an increasing concern of research facilities. Knowing your cell line is clean from pathogens is very important and screening for these pathogens is easily accomplished at ComPath. While no defined cell-line screening panel is listed, we can customise the testing panel to suit your requirements. The majority of pathogens detected by serology techniques can be identified by PCR for cell-line screening purposes. Please contact the laboratory for more information.

Environmental swabs can be a plenum swab, a cage filter, cage swab, bench or floor swab or an exhaust fan/duct swab. Many pathogens are able to remain viable in the environment and may pose a threat to your colonies. If you require testing of environmental swabs, please contact the laboratory for more information. We can instruct you on how best to collect your samples and discuss what to do next if an unexpected result is obtained.

We commit many hours to our development projects in order to ensure we are able to offer new assays as soon as they become available. If you have special requests, please contact the laboratory and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What We Offer
  • Standard Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
  • Reverse Transcriptase PCR
  • Real-Time PCR
  • Screening of cell lines, animal tissues, biological products and whole animals
  • Environmental swabs including plenum swabs, cage filters, bench tops, cage washing water and more
Pricing

Agents Detects - Standard PCR $45.50 per extraction

Additional standard PCR - $25.00 each. Prices available until November 2015.

TEST AGENT SPECIES SAMPLE REQUIRED
CAR Cilia-associated respiratory bacillus M, R, GP, Rb Lu, Tr, Naso
MCMV Murine Cytomegalovirus M, CL Tr, SP, CL
HBS Helicobacter species M, R F/C
HBB Helicobacter bilis

M, R

F/C

HBH Helicobacter hepaticus

M, R

F/C

KRV Kilham's Rat Virus

R, CL

F/C, CL

MAD Mouse Adenovirus (1/2)

M, R, CL

F/C, MLN, CL

MPV Mouse Parvovirus

M, CL

MLN, F/C, CL
MVM Minute Virus of Mice

M, CL

MLN, F/C, CL

MYC Mycoplasma species

M, R, CL

Tr, CL
PULM Mycoplasma pulmonis

M, R, CL

Tr, CL
PAS Pasteurella species

M, R

Naso, Tr
PPN Pasteurella pneumotropica

M, R

Naso, Tr
PARVO Parvovirus general screen (NS-1)

M, R, CL

MLN, F/C, CL
POLY Polyoma Virus

M, CL

F/C, Sk, CL
PIN Pinworm species

M, R

F/C
PCAR Pneumocystis carinii R, CL Lu, CL
PMUR Pneumocystis murina M, CL Lu, CL
PAE Pseudomonas aeruginosa M, R, GP, Rb Naso, Tr, F/C
SAU Staphylococcus aureus M, R, GP, Rb F/C
SAL Salmonella species

M, R, GP, Rb

F/C
SMONO Streptobacillus monoliformis M, R Naso, Tr
TH1 Toolan's H-1 Parvovirus R, CL MLN, F/C, CL
TYZ Clostridium piliformis M, R, GP, Rb MLN, F/C

Agents Detected - Reverse-Transcriptase PCR $66.50 per extraction

Additional RT-PCR $25.00 each.

TEST AGENT SPECIES SAMPLE REQUIRED
MHV Mouse Hepatitis Virus M, CL MLN, F/C, CL
MNV Mouse Norovirus M, CL MLN, F/C, CL
REO Reovirus M, R, GP, CL F/C, Sp, CL
ROTA Mouse Rotavirus/EDIM M, CL MLN, F/C, CL
SEN Sendai virus M, R, GP, Rb, CL Tr, Lu, CL
TMEV/GDVII Theiler's Murine Encephalomyelitis virus M, R, CL MLN, F/C, CL
LCM Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus M, CL K, CL
PVM Pneumonia Virus M, R, GP, Rb, CL Tr, Lu, CL

PCR-prevalent Panel

PCR - PREVALENT AGENT SAMPLE REQUIRED
HBS Helicobacter species F/C
PIN Pinworm species F/C
$65

PCR-F-A

PCR-F-A AGENT SAMPLE REQUIRED
HBS Helicobacter species F/C
MHV Mouse Hepatitis Virus F/C
MPV Mouse Parvovirus F/C
MVM Minute Virus of Mice F/C
MNV Murine Norovirus F/C
PIN Pinworm species F/C
$190

PCR-F-B

PCR-F-B AGENT SAMPLE REQUIRED
HBS Helicobacter species F/C
MHV Mouse Hepatitis Virus F/C
MPV Mouse Parvovirus F/C
MVM Minute Virus of Mice F/C
MNV Murine Norovirus F/C
PIN Pinworm species F/C
TMEV/GDVII Theiler’s Murine Encephalomyelitis virus F/C
ROTA Rotavirus F/C
$240

PCR-CELL LINE

PCR-C AGENT SAMPLE REQUIRED
MYC Mycoplasma species Cells
MHV Mouse Hepatitis Virus Cells
MPV Mouse Parvovirus Cells
MNV Murine Norovirus Cells
ROTA Rotavirus Cells
$200
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