Our scientists extract nucleic acids (RNA/DNA) from plant tissue followed by RT-PCR. The RT-PCR amplification product is then hybridized to a DNA microarray. Detection of specific viral pathogens is determined by fluorescence value of specific spots on the microarray when visualized by the plate reader.
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Virus DNA Testing
Once your sample is received, it will be scanned into our laboratory information management system(LIMS) and updated in Metrc. Your sample will be labeled and safely stored in our secure temperature controlled locker until scheduled testing begins.
Our automated homogenization and sample prep process greatly reduces test variability and human error not only through precision robotic movements, but by tracking your sample through our sophisticated software, while uploading results in real time.
Following a multi-step process, we can target specific regions of DNA for amplification and identification.
Upon test completion, your results will be verified by one of our qualified team members. Your certificate of analysis (COA) will be promptly updated and emailed to you, while the batch is updated in Metrc.
What We Test For
Our virus detection capability list
Alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV)
Arabis mosaic virus (ArMV)
Beet curly top virus (BCTV)
Cannabis cryptic virus (CanCV)
Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV)
Hop latent viroid (HLVd)
Lettuce chlorosis virus (LCV)
Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)
Tobacco streak virus (TSV)
Let's Get Started
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