Other Testing- Molecular Technologies (PCR)

Crowshall laboratory continues to develop and change in a dynamic way to meet customer requirements. Newer technologies allow ever more sensitive testing which can be important tools in the diagnosis and monitoring of older diseases as well as newly emerging disease of poultry

Molecular technologies such as PCR (polymerase chain reaction) which detect the genetic material such as DNA of infectious pathogens are one such example. Crowshall are proud to now offer the new tehnology and service.

PCR testing at Crowshall Veterinary Laboratory can be used for detection of DNA to the following organisms at this time:

  • Mycoplasma gallisepticum
  • Mycoplasma synoviae
  • Mycoplasma meleagridis

In the near future PCR testing will also be offered for other important pathogens of poultry such as Ornithobacterium rhinotrachaele (ORT).

This new facility offers highly sensitive, rapid detection which can offer significant benefits diagnostically and therapeutically.

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