ISU VDL Serology

The ISU VDL Serology Laboratories perform in excess of 550,000 antibody assays per year.

Results from these assays are used to:

  • monitor herd health for day-to-day production companies
  • assure flock health for poultry companies
  • qualify animals for international sales
  • assist veterinarians in their diagnostic approaches for companion animals
  • build methods for continuous improvement of assay performance
  • facilitate business decisions in livestock enterprises
  • train veterinary students in assay interpretation

Our research and development team members:

  • collaborate with other universities and stakeholders
  • discover new specimens for detecting antibodies
  • validate of new veterinary assays or assay platforms
  • assist clients in sampling methods
  • provide technical support for the serologic assays
  • create new diagnostic approaches
  • develop improved methods for sample handling