Real-Time PCR is a technique for amplifying and detecting DNA. The method is used for detecting the presence of specific pathogens in a sample. Real-Time PCR can amplify DNA that exists in very low numbers in a sample, and is therefore a highly sensitive method. Real-Time PCR results can be acquired very rapidly, making it an invaluable method in situations where time is of the essence. Our emergency service provides you with the results within the next 24 hours.
Real-Time PCR results are also useful for early assessment of potential outbreaks and identification of different strains or genotypes of pathogens. Together with results from histology, we provide the customer with an accurate evaluation of the health and disease status of the fish.
Our laboratory is highly automated. Modern, state-of-the-art instruments perform homogenization, extraction, Real-Time PCR setup and Real-Time PCR in order to provide rapid, consistent and reproducible results.
For more information and prices, please contact us by calling on 21 62 49 80, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In times of sudden disease outbreaks, we offer an express PCR service that provides a report within the next 24 hours.
|IPNV – Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPN)||Kidney|
|IHNV – Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV)||Kidney|
|ISAV – Infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISA)||Heart|
|ISAV-HPR0 – Low virulent infectious salmon anaemia virus||Gills|
|SAV – Salmonid alphavirus (PD)||Heart|
|SGPV – Salmon gill poxvirus (POX)||Gills|
|PRV – Piscint orthoreovirus (HSMI)||Heart|
|VHSV – Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHS)||Kidney|
|Renibacterium salmoninarum (BKD)||Kidney|
|Moritella viscosa (Winter ulcer)||Kidney|
|Yersinia ruckeri (Enteric redmouth disease)||Kidney|
|Branchiomonas cysticola (Epitheliocystis)||Gills|
|Aeromonas salmonicida (Furunculosis)||Kidney|
|Paramoeba perurans (AGD)||Gills|
|Paranucleospora theridion/Desmozoon lepeophtherii||Gills|
For more information on the various diseases, see our Factsheets page, under Knowledge.
Delivery of PCR Reports
- Standard – 5-day delivery of results.
- Emergency service – provides a report within the next 24 hours. This service needs to be agreed in advance and entails a 50% surcharge.
- We also deliver Emergency service during weekends and holidays. This must be agreed and entail an additional cost of 400%.
Send your samples to:
Benchmark Norway AS
Fish Vet Group
0275 Oslo, Norway
When samples and order forms arrive at our laboratory, a confirmation will be sent to you by email.
This is when our automatic tracking of your samples begins. This is part of our quality assurance and contribute to high quality sample handling and traceability during analysis.