PRESS RELEASE: Advanced Veterinary Laboratory to Offer GIARDIA VET CHEK™ From TECHLAB®
BLACKSBURG, Va. – January 3, 2018 – TECHLAB®, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of rapid non-invasive diagnostic tests for gastrointestinal diseases, today announced that it will supply Advanced Veterinary Laboratory (AVL) with the GIARDIA VET CHEK™ test, the first USDA licensed Giardia microwell ELISA available for use in dogs and cats. The GIARDIA VET CHEK™ test offers strong diagnostic performance and a turn-around-time of 90 minutes. Giardia is a common parasitic cause of diarrhea in companion animals.1 AVL is one of the first veterinary laboratories in the Midwest to offer the GIARDIA VET CHEK™ test.
“We are excited to offer our customers a highly accurate, non-subjective test,” said Mark Brumitt, MTASCP-H, Owner of AVL, “This USDA licensed Giardia test is an indication of our commitment to quality diagnostics.”
TECHLAB, Inc. (www.techlab.com) has been a leading developer and manufacturer of intestinal diagnostics products in the United States for 27 years. The Company has a market leading portfolio of diagnostic tests for enteric diseases caused by C. difficile, Shiga toxin producing E. coli, and protozoan parasites. TECHLAB also manufactures diagnostic tests for intestinal inflammation and performs diagnostics and life science contract manufacturing and services. TECHLAB is headquartered in Blacksburg, Va. and manufactures its diagnostic tests in the United States at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Radford, Va.
AVL (www.avlstl.com) is a fully equipped veterinary laboratory which performs hematology, clinical chemistry, coagulation, endocrinology, microbiology, and serology testing. Most testing is performed in-house with same-day turn around time. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in St. Louis, Mo.
- The Merck Veterinary Manual. Overview of giardiasis. United States: Merck; 2016