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VRL is One of the First Commercial Laboratories Offering AAV Antibody Testing

What does that mean for you? It means that you can take advantage of the expertise, knowledge and efficiencies of a commercial laboratory – VRL Diagnostics. Fast Turn Around Time Get your results in days, not weeks. When time is of the essence, count on VRL to come through every time. Competitive Pricing We have the equipment and expertise necessary to efficiently process results. This saves us time – and it saves you money. Ready & Available We value our customer relationships, and that means being available when you need us most. VRL offers a cell-based in vitro assay in two formats for the detection of anti-AAV neutralizing [...]

September 21st, 2020|

Kalter/Heberling Annual Diagnostic Research Grant Winners

VRL Laboratories is proud to announce the first recipients of the Kalter/Heberling Annual Diagnostic Research Grants for 2020, following the committee’s careful review of essays submitted by researchers employed in academic facilities. “The level of participation, and quality content that was submitted was very refreshing. In fact, our committee voted to award two recipients in this, our first year of the Kalter/Heberling grant program. The objective of this grant program is to help improve people’s lives backed by our commitment to providing standard-setting diagnostic testing services,” stated VRL President Dennis Pitts. On August 3rd, 2020, VRL announced two award-winning institutions; Wake Forest School of Medicine [...]

August 13th, 2020|

COVID-19 Research, We’re Your One Source

At VRL, we understand that every testing situation is different. And for more than 30 years, we've expanded our diagnostic testing services to meet the needs of our customers. That's why we're confident in our ability to provide you with a complete package of services for COVID-19 research. No matter the need, VRL is here for you. Clinical Pathology Histopathology Biomarkers (Cytokines, Interleukins and MMP’s PCR Testing And Much More! Simply pick and choose what you need for your research, and we'll put together a package tailored to you. So, let's get started! Contact us today to bundle your COVID-19 testing services.

July 13th, 2020|

VRL Kalter/Heberling Annual Diagnostic Research Grant

Overview: VRL invites any academic researcher to submit a short abstract (<500 words) stating how our lab diagnostic services can potentially benefit your research. VRL will award one (1) winner with full access to our non-human primates, small animals, zebrafish testing menu in virology, bacteriology, parasitology, clinical pathology, necropsy and environmental testing. Award Terms and Conditions: (1) $10,000 grant to be used for VRL testing services during a 12-month period Total grant must be redeemed within 12 months following award announcement After 12 months, remaining portion of unused grant will expire and cannot be redeemed for VRL testing services Award winner grants VRL unlimited rights [...]

May 28th, 2020|

VRL Now Has COVID-19 Testing for All Laboratory Animals

Responding To The Call, VRL Now Has COVID-19 Testing for All Laboratory Animals Monitoring continues to be vital to the quality of drug development and it is VRL’s goal to assist you as much as possible. To facilitate this, we are now able to offer COVID-19 testing for all your laboratory animal models. And, because we understand that timing is critical, we'll get the answers you need in 48-72 hours. Details about this new test can be found below: Acceptable Species: Mouse, Rat, Non-Human Primate, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Gerbil, Rabbit, Peromyscus, Cotton Rat, Squirrel, Vole, Ferret, Dog, Cat, Swine, Sheep, Horse, Goat, Bovine Additional Samples: Cell [...]

May 1st, 2020|

Re-Populating Lab Rodent Areas After Covid-19

Your institution may need to re-populate a vacant animal room or perhaps even a whole building that was vacated during the pandemic. You'll want to develop a comprehensive re-population and operations plan via discussions with representative administrators, comparative medicine staff, animal-research scientists, and with facilities maintenance staff and purchasing staff as well. We owe it to the research and scientific efforts of our institutions, to our staff, and especially to our research subjects - the animals themselves, to get it right and get back on-track as quickly as possible. VRL's Dr. William Porter has provided a list of the 5 considerations you'll need to take when [...]

April 16th, 2020|

Waiting 4 or more days? Switch to VRL for results in 24-48 hours!

When it comes to Corynebacterium bovis (or C. bovis), VRL understands that time is of the essence. Unfortunately, C. bovis infection is quite common in some research facilities. It has the potential to spread very quickly through a colony and affect colony health, and the quality of your research. That's why early detection is so important, and thanks to VRL, you can receive your results in as little as 24 hours. In addition to C. bovis testing, our fast turnaround times extend to our Cell Line Testing services. The fact is, the biological sample you're using could be putting your animal colony at risk. Put those fears to rest. [...]

March 18th, 2020|

Fast, Reliable, Canine Chagas Testing

Chagas disease is a parasitic infection caused by T. cruzi, which is transmitted by triatomid insect vectors, also known as kissing bugs, to vertebrate hosts. Dogs are one of the key blood-meal sources for triatomines to transmit T. cruzi. The infection of T. cruzi in dogs causes nonspecific clinical signs, such as depression, lethargy, exercise intolerance, and arrhythmias. If your patients are experiencing these symptoms, it's important to test for Chagas disease, especially if you live in an area with a higher density of triatomines (such as Texas, New Mexico, or Arizona). At VRL, we understand the need for fast and reliable detection of T. cruzi. That's why we offer [...]

March 1st, 2020|

VRL Introduces New Find-A-Test Search Function

In an effort to evolve with the ever-changing needs of our customers, we have reorganized and redesigned our website to make it easier to find the information you need. We've also launched a new feature – Find a Test. Not sure what test you need? Simply navigate to the "Find A Test" page of our website where you can sort by Species, Panels, Methodology, or Specialized Tests. You'll also be able to search by keyword, test name, or test number. We hope these changes reflect the high level of service you've come to expect with VRL, and we'll continue to develop innovative solutions in the field of diagnostic testing. [...]

February 12th, 2020|

VRL now has canine Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi ) ELISA and PCR available for our clients!

VRL would like to announce that we now have canine Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi ) ELISA and PCR available for our clients! T. cruzi (Chagas disease) IgG ELISA Order Code D156 Specimen Requirements: 0.5 – 1.0 ml serum T. cruiz (Chagas disease) kDNA PCR Order Code D8583 Specimen Requirements: 1.0 ml-2.0 ml EDTA whole blood T. cruiz (Chagas disease) nDNA PCR Order Code D8540 Specimen Requirements: 1.0 ml-2.0 ml EDTA whole blood Chagas disease is a parasitic infection caused by T. cruzi, which is transmitted by triatomid insect vectors to vertebrate hosts. Among the domestic reservoirs, dogs are one of the key [...]

January 23rd, 2020|