Diagnostic laboratory services are delivered by professionally qualified specialists.Clients benefit from expertise available within a leading veterinary research organisation; many innovative tests are simply not available elsewhere. The CRU utilises these diagnostic services and ensures samples are submitted and results reported as required by the client. 

Our Services

  • Haematology
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Cytology
  • Histology and histopathology
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • PCR
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Endocrinology
  • Serology
  • Necropsy 

Expert Pathology and Technical Support

  • Our highly qualified anatomical and clinical pathologists are members of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, the European Colleges of Veterinary Pathology and Veterinary Clinical Pathology and the Royal College of Pathologists
  • Our dedicated and highly skilled technical team are experienced in overseeing in-house tests and advising on referral tests
  • Activities are co-ordinated with a Laboratory Integrated Management System (LIMS) from receipt of samples to reporting of results and accessing historical data
  • High standards of laboratory work are maintained, with regular internal and external quality control 

Specialist Services

  • Toxicological pathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Exotic species
  • Infectious disease pathology and pathogenesis
  • Muscle biopsies and related assays
  • Neuropathology

Laboratory Animal Diagnostic Service (LADS)

  • Provides advice to the research community on all aspects of laboratory rodent health
  • Supports clients establishing health monitoring programs, to keep their animals free from infective agents and in order to ensure their general well-being
  • Provision of skilled personnel, experienced in working with rodents, to perform aspects of screening that clients are unable to perform themselves
  • Clients are provided with a detailed picture of the disease-status of their rodent colony, enabling them to deal more effectively with movement, reception and transport of animals of uncertain health status - an integral feature of modern research
  • Standard screening profiles are designed to comply with the European standard as agreed by all the main animal laboratories. Screening profiles can be tailored to accommodate client requirements On-site service is available at the client's premises on request

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