Health Assurance Testing
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The ISU VDL Health Assurance Testing Services (HATS) laboratory provides real-time production animal health monitoring for boar studs, swine breeding herd pyramids, and downstream production flows. The HATS lab offers same day testing for PRRSV, PEDV and PDCoV by real-time PCR. All samples submitted to HATS must be from farm sites which are confirmed PRRSV negative.
Benefits of testing performed at the HATS laboratory:
For more information:
Call the HATS lab directly at 515-294-4761 or Dr. Karen Harmon at 515-294-1950.
HATS Submission Information:
Sample Submission cut-off times for same day results:
*PEDV and PDCoV PCRs are not offered on Sundays.
Accepted sample types:
Please refer to the submission guidlines page for sample collection and submssion procedures.
*Due to additional processing required for feed and feed ingredients, results will be available the following testing day and any results on retests will not be available until the day following the original results.
The HATS lab uses the Swine Health Test Request Form. Identification of submissions intended for testing at HATS requires the “HATS Submission” box on the second page of the form be selected.
Address label and HATS labels:
For your added convienence we have HATS specific labels for you to affix to your packages.
*Please note that the HATS address is different than the ISU VDL facility.
*Use to identify already addressed boxes as HATS submissions.