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TNPRC Pathogen Detection and Quantification Core

Tulane University

Tulane National Primate Research Center

18703 Three Rivers Road

Covington, LA 70433-8915

United States

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Primary Contacts:

Carolina Allers, PhD

Mary Barnes

Last Updated: 12/04/2023

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Facility Details

The Pathogen Detection and Quantification Core (PDQC) provides services for maintaining the SPF (Specific Pathogen Free) status in macaque breeding colonies. Services include antibody detection in serum or plasma by Luminex-based assays and /or ELISA for SPF-agents like SIV, SRV, STLV, B virus, SFV. CMV, RRV, SVV, SV40, and LCV, and non-SPF infectious agents like measles, Burkholderia pseudomallei, Tripanosoma cruzi, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and SARS-CoV-2. The PDQC also offers services of cytokines quantification, and molecular assays for detection of SRV, CMV, SFV, and RRV. In addition, the PDQC performs nucleic acid purification from blood and tissue samples as well as qPRC for SIV viral load in plasma, cells, or tissue.

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Services are offerred outside of Tulane University

Consulting is not offerred outside of Tulane University