The better alternative for plenum filter testing.
PCR has become one of the most useful tools in pathogen detection over the last 20 years. The advent of PCR has allowed for a more sensitive detection of pathogens in animal colonies, while decreasing the number of sentinel animals used in health surveillance. In this document we explain how to use swabs as a replacement for sentinel animals. This alternative does not require special systems and it can be used with any type of rack and cage. The process is similar to the traditional sentinel program using live animals, but instead using animals, our solution uses only swabs. For this demo, our Product Specialist Ryan Walters demonstrates the sentinel program.