An interesting poster has been presented at the recent CALAS Conference in CANADA.
The poster, authored by Lise Phaneuf* & Brianna Attanasio*, describes the validation process of a Prototype Plenum Attachment to be used in conjunction with the Interceptor filter** for EAD-PCR testing in an IVC System with Centralized Ventilation.
The authors were able to:
- demonstrate that EAD testing can be performed on an IVC system that has centralized ventilation using a prototype plenum attachment and the rack sampling device Interceptor.
- show that EAD testing reliably identified MNV, Helicobacter, Pasteurella pneumotropica (Heyl and Jawetz), and Tritrichomonas as early as 7 days after exposure to colony cages.
- prove that EAD testing:
*RLAT, The Centre for Phenogenomics, Toronto, ON, Canada
**Tecniplasy, S.p.a, Buguggiate, Italy