Moving reptiles?  Use our snake and lizard quarantine PCR panel to avoid spreading contagious agents.

Ruminating about hoofstock issues?  Try our ruminant fecal screening PCR panel - tests for most common GI pathogens in wild & domestic ruminants.

Our Rodent Infestation PCR Panel tests for 5 common pathogens found in rodent-contaminated facilities.

In over your head? Try our waterborne pathogens PCR panel - detection of 7 different environmental pathogens by real time PCR.

Something fishy going on in your tanks? Try our new Zebrafish screening PCR panel - tests for 6 different pathogen categories from one easy-to-collect sample.

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Zoologix performs environmental, zoo, wildlife and aquatic PCR tests for...

Aeromonas hydrophila

African swine fever

Aleutian disease

Amphibian panel

Anisakis worms



Bacillus species

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

Baylisascaris procyonis

Borna virus

Borrelia burgdorferi



Canine circovirus

Canine distemper

Canine parvovirus

Capillaria xenopodis


Chlamydophila pneumoniae

Chytrid fungus

Citrobacter freundii

Classical swine fever





Coxiella burnetii



Cryptosporidium serpentis

Cryptosporidium varanii (formerly saurophilum)

Delftia acidovorans

E. coli O157:H7

E. coli panel



Enterobacter cloacae


Epizootic hemorrhagic disease

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)

Feline panleukopenia

Ferret respiratory enteric coronavirus

Francisella tularensis




Hepatitis E

Herring worms


Influenza type A

Influenza type B

Japanese encephalitis

Johne's disease

Kangaroo herpesviruses


Lawsonia intracellularis




Listeria monocytogenes

Lizard quarantine panel

Lyme disease

Macropodid (kangaroo) herpesviruses


Mink enteritis virus


Mycobacteria in mammals, amphibians and fish

Mycoplasma mustelae

Mycoplasma species

Neospora caninum

Nipah virus

Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola

Pasteurella multocida

Pentastomid worms

Plasmodium species

Porcine cytomegalovirus

Porcine lymphotropic herpesvirus

Porcine parvovirus

Pseudocapillaria tomentosa

Pseudocapillaroides xenopi

Pseudoloma neurophilia


Pseudoterranova worms

Q fever


Raillietiella orientalis


Reovirus screen


Rift Valley fever



Sarcocystis neurona

Snake fungal disease

Snake quarantine panel

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

St. Louis encephalitis

Strep pneumoniae

Streptococcus pyogenes

Swine vesicular disease

Tongue worms

Toxoplasma gondii

Treponema pallidum


Trypanosoma cruzi

Trypanosoma evansi


Turtle fraservirus


Valley Fever

Vesicular stomatitis


West Nile virus

White nose syndrome

Yersinia enterocolitica

Yersinia pestis

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Reovirus PCR test
wildlife and zoo assay data sheet

Reovirus screen

Test code S0120  - Ultrasensitive qualitative screen for mammalian reoviruses by reverse transcription coupled real time PCR.  This assay detects a wide range of mammalian reoviruses but does not detect avian reovirus strains.


Reoviruses are comprised of 10 to 12 double-stranded RNA genomic segments that can reassort both in nature and in laboratory settings. The most common mammalian isolates are type 1 (Lang), type 2 (Jones), and type 3 (Dearing).

Reoviruses have a high endemic infection rate in many mammals, such as primates, cattle, cats, dogs, rodents and swine. These viruses are common in raw water sources and are often found along with other animal viruses. In humans, the viruses cause only asymptomatic or mild respiratory infections. However, research suggests that reoviruses may be associated with potentially more severe illnesses. Reoviruses have been linked to neonatal hepatitis, extrahepatic biliary atresia, meningitis and myocarditis. Also, immunocompromised, young and elderly individuals may become susceptible to severe bacterial respiratory disease due to an initial reovirus infection.

Due to their widespread occurrence and the ability of these viruses to survive a long period of time in the environment, contamination of water sources has been frequently reported. Animals are especially prone to infection by these viruses. Xenotransplantation of animal organs is severely endangered by potential contamination with these viruses.

Diagnosis of reovirus infection by nonmolecular means is very difficult and is usually based on virus isolation on cell cultures and electron microscopy. These methods are not very sensitive (Muscillo et al., 2001) and are likely underestimate the presence of these viruses in animals and humans. Molecular detection by PCR is the most sensitive, rapid and specific method for identifying reoviruses.


  • Help confirm the disease causing agent
  • Help ensure that animal groups and populations are free of reoviruses
  • Early prevention of spread of reoviruses among a population
  • Minimize human exposure to reoviruses
  • Safety monitoring of biological products and vaccines that derive from susceptible animals

Muscillo M., La Rosa G., Marianelli C., Zaniratti S., Capobianchi M.R., Cantiani L. and Carducci A. (2001) A new RT-PCR method for the identification of reoviruses in seawater samples, Water Res. 35:548–556.

Specimen requirements: Tracheal swab, nasal swab or rectal swab, or 0.2 ml feces, or 0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) tube.

Contact Zoologix if advice is needed to determine an appropriate specimen type for a specific diagnostic application. For specimen types not listed here, please contact Zoologix to confirm specimen acceptability and shipping instructions.

For all specimen types, if there will be a delay in shipping, or during very warm weather, refrigerate specimens until shipped and ship with a cold pack unless more stringent shipping requirements are specified. Frozen specimens should be shipped so as to remain frozen in transit. See shipping instructions for more information.

Turnaround time: 2 business days

Methodology: Qualitative reverse transcription coupled real time PCR

Normal range: Nondetected

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