Rat Microbiology (Bacteriology & Parasitology) Services

Primary screening is conducted by bacterial culture or microscopy with secondary and confirmatory testing conducted by PCR when required.  
 
Samples can be submitted as a transport media swabs, fresh faeces, certain tissues, or live animals depending on the pathogen for detection and facility requirements. Survival sampling has enhanced simplicity of quarantine testing of valuable animals, disease outbreak management, sample collection and transportation.
 
As the variety of agents available for testing is vast, the testing frequency and agent prevalence should be considered. Cerberus can assist in developing a suitable testing regime for your facility. 
For current prices, please contact us.
Bacteriology Panels
The following panels are not mandatory and can be customized to personal specifications.
Samples can be submitted as transport media swabs (oropharyngeal [Oral P] area, skin area, faecal area) and/or fresh faeces or live animals. Samples can be submitted as:
  • Transport Media Swab
    • Oropharyngeal area [Oral P]
    • Faecal area
    • Skin Lesion area
  • Fresh Faeces
  • Live animals
For sample preparation instructions, click here.
Bacteriology Individual Assays
Our list of available assays is continually growing so please contact us if the test you require is not listed. Samples can be submitted as:
  • Fresh Faeces
  • Transport Media Swab
    • Oropharyngeal area [Oral P]
  • FLOQ Swab
    • Sk​in Lesion area
    • Fur
  • Live animals
For sample preparation instructions, click here.
* M.T Cerberus recommends testing by Molecular methods.
Bacteriology Other Services
Parasitology Panels
The following panels are not mandatory and can be customized to personal specifications. Samples can be submitted as:
  • Tape tests
  • Fresh Faeces
  • Live animals
For sample preparation instructions, click here.
Parasitology Individual Assays
Our list of available assays is continually growing so please contact us if the test you require is not listed. Samples can be submitted as:
  • Fresh Faeces
  • Fur Tape Test
  • Skin Scrapings
  • Live animals
For sample preparation instructions, click here.
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