The mission of the Serology Section is to provide diagnostic serology test services to veterinarians and producers in an effort to support food animal commodities including the poultry, pork, beef, and dairy industries. This section also provides disease monitoring for state and federal regulatory programs.
Specimens from live animals are generally limited to serum which is used to detect the presence of antibodies to specific bacterial pathogens. Success in diagnosis often is better using specimens from clinically affected, live animals. However, we frequently perform tests on samples obtained at necropsy.
Serologic assays are available for the following diseases: anaplasmosis, leptospirosis, brucellosis, avian mycoplasmosis (Mycoplasma gallisepticum, synoviae and meleagridis), porcine mycoplasmosis (Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae) and avian bordetellosis. Please consult the Lab User Guide for details regarding test offerings and turnaround times.