about assay pricing...
Zoologix specializes in PCR-based molecular
testing for birds, livestock and other animals, so we pass along to clients
economies that are unavailable elsewhere. Please phone 818-717-8880 or
email Zoologix for a quick proposal.
When comparing molecular testing to other
diagnostic techniques, consider factors beyond the raw assay price:
Sensitivity and specificity
Serological tests are usually priced lower than molecular
tests on a per assay basis, but in many applications serology has
well documented inadequacies such as false positives from
cross-reactivity between closely related pathogen groups and false
negatives due to lower sensitivity of some serological protocols.
Similarly, false positives or ambiguous identification can result
from culture-based protocols requiring subjective interpretation by
testing staff. Zoologix molecular assays are performed using less
subjective protocols, with lower false negative and false positive
rates than most other diagnostic techniques. The exquisite
sensitivity of molecular amplification techniques results in
positive identification of pathogen DNA or RNA, even at extremely
Rapid results are a top priority at Zoologix. We know
that time is of the essence in protecting valuable birds and
livestock from disease events. Other labs often take one to two
weeks to post results. Most Zoologix results are transmitted to the
client within 2-3 business days of samples' arrival at our lab.