School of Biological Sciences | Storfer Laboratory

Amphibian disease diagnostic laboratory

Who are we?

We are a non-profit, Washington State University-approved service center for diagnostic testing of amphibian samples for presence of ranavirus or the chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (“Bd”).

Where are we located?

In the laboratory of Dr. Andrew Storfer in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University.

What do we do?

We process tissue samples or swabs for presence of a ranavirus or Bd. We will perform DNA extraction on each tissue sample or swab followed by quantitative, real-time PCR.  Each sample is run in triplicate.  Presence-absence data, as well as quantitative estimates of pathogen load (if positive) are included in the data we return to you.

Pricing Information

$15 / individual sample
$85 / pool of up to 6-10
$50 / pool of 5
$12 / pcr on extracted DNA

Turnaround time: Our current turnaround time is 3-6 weeks.

School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, PO Box 644236, Pullman WA 99164-4236, 509-335-3553, Contact Us
The SBS main office is located in 312 Abelson Hall on the Pullman campus.