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Diagnostic & Research Services

​​​​​​DVR supports the NIH intramural research program by operating a central animal diagnostic laboratory that receives laboratory animals and specimens for evaluation. The Diagnostic & Research Services Branch of DVR provides, manages and evaluates a wide variety of scientific services in the broad areas of veterinary pathology, and both clinical and molecular microbiology.

Services include rodent animal health surveillance, bacteriology, serology, parasitology, molecular diagnostics-PCR, necropsy, gross pathology and histopathology.​

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Diagnostic & Research Service Areas
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​​DVR operates a clinical veterinary bacteriology laboratory in support of the NIH intramural program.

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Health Surveillance

DVR supports centralized animal health surveillance programs by monitoring most NIH animal colonies.

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Molecular Microbiology

​​​DVR's molecular microbiology laboratory supports diagnostic and health surveillance monitoring for a variety of agents.

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​​​​DVR's veterinary pathology staff supports the NIH intramural program through diagnostic investigation of spontaneous diseases and issues related to experimental protocols.

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Mouse Phenotyping

Mouse phenotyping services are available to evaluate for genetic expression.