ComPath Launches Alternative Sample Panels
Alternative samples include rack and cage swabs, as well as plenum exhaust air filter devices such as the Tecniplast InterceptorTM and the Allentown SentinelTM. These sample types and our new qPCR tests offer increased sensitivity and specificity of pathogen detection whilst simultaneously helping reduce the numbers of live animals required for health monitoring surveillance.
Our debut alternative sample panels will be M-ALT (Mouse Alternative) and R-ALT (Rat Alternative).
The pathogens screened for will be:
- Helicobacter species
- Pasteurella pneumotropica (Jawetz & Heyl biotypes)
- Pinworms (S.muris, S.obvelata, A.tetraptera)
- Mites (Myobia, Myocoptes)
- Giardia species
- Spironucleus muris
- Entamoeba muris
These primary panels were designed to screen for agents that comprise some of the most prevalent opportunists as well as pathogens that have been demonstrated to not transfer well to soiled bedding sentinels. On completion of the live animal experimental study we expect to modify and expand our alternative sample panel offerings based on the valuable data obtained. ComPath strives to deliver the best client-focussed service so as always, panels can be tailored to suit individual facility requirements, contact us today to discuss your needs.