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About PCR

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

Our Analyses

In times of sudden disease outbreaks, we offer an express PCR service that provides a report within the next 24 hours.

For more information and prices, please contact us by either calling 21 62 49 80, or send an e-mail to

Virus Tissue
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
Nodavirus (NVV/VER) Brain/Eye/Kidney
SAV – Salmonid alphavirus (PD) Heart
SGPV – Salmon gill poxvirus (POX) Gills
PRV – Piscint orthoreovirus (HSMI) Heart
VHSV – Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHS)

PMCV – Piscine myokardittvirus (CMS)



Bacteria Tissue
Renibacterium salmoninarum (BKD) Kidney
Moritella viscosa (Winter ulcer) Kidney
Yersinia ruckeri (Enteric redmouth disease) Kidney
Branchiomonas cysticola (Epitheliocystis) Gills
Aeromonas salmonicida (Furunculosis) Kidney
Pasteurella sp. Kidney
Flavobacterium psychrophilum Kidney

Parasites Tissue
Paramoeba perurans (AGD) Gills
Paranucleospora theridion/Desmozoon lepeophtherii Gills
Parvicapsula pseudobranchicola

Ichthyobodo sp. (Costia)



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%.

Order PCR Services

Download and complete an order form below, and send a printed version with the samples. If you have any questions, please call us on 21 62 49 80 or email and we will be able to help.


Send your samples to:

Fish Vet Group Norge AS
Hoffsveien 21-23
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.

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