Diagnostic Testing

Experiencing persistent disease challenges in your flock or herd? Selection pressures on viruses cause the pathogens to evolve as they replicate and cause disease in animal populations, even with a vaccination program in place. Larad is committed to providing you with the highest quality diagnostic services to correctly identify the strain or subtype of the virus on the farm using cutting-edge molecular technology. 

Once the strain of the virus is identified, we can also work with you to formulate a custom vaccine to meet your needs.

We offer polymerase chain reaction (PCR), reverse transcriptase (RT)PCR, and nucleotide sequence analysis for viral pathogens. While we are capable of testing for most animal viruses, we focus on those viral diseases our VLP products are targeting.

Our focus areas include the following:

• Infectious Bursal Disease Virus (Poultry)
• Avian Reovirus (Poultry)
• Chicken Anemia Virus (Poultry)
• Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus (Fish)
• Infectious Bronchitis Virus (Poultry)

If you require a different type of testing or analysis for a virus that isn't listed, we are happy to help! Contact us to see how we can meet your specific needs. 


Tests and Fees

Effective January 31, 2022
Set up Fee $20/batch
Real time RT-PCR or PCR Testing (positive or negative result*)
Fresh/frozen tissue (US only) $45/sample
FTA card $40/sample
Parafin embedded tissue $100/sample
* Positive samples can be sequenced for an additional fee.
Nucleotide Sequencing
Positive RT-PCR or PCR sample $65/sample
Nucleotide Sequence Analysis
Amino acid alignment with known virus strains $25/batch
Phylogenetic tree analysis with known virus strains $25/batch