Protect your colonies: enlist the professionals in aquatic diagnostics

Aquatic species are one of the most contemporary animal models used in research today. IDEXX BioAnalytics is on the frontline to bring you the latest in aquatic-specific diagnostics for routine health monitoring, quarantine testing, and more. 

With a world-renowned, dedicated aquatics expert on hand to assist you, you’ll receive unparalleled support in your aquatic research endeavors. IDEXX BioAnalytics combines real-time PCR, optimized microbiology, and pathology services for the most trustworthy diagnostic analysis available- from axolotl to zebrafish and each aquatic species in between.

Aquatic diagnostics in action: a novel discovery in the Zebrafish

Through a collaborative effort, we recently discovered the first novel viral infection in zebrafish — "A highly
divergent picornavirus infecting the gut epithelia of zebrafish (Danio rerio) in research institutions worldwide."

Initial screens of zebrafish samples from institutions in North America, Europe, and Asia show that Zebrafish
picornavirus is widespread and revealed a prevalence of about 22%.

Learn about the impact and detection of the Zebrafish picornavirus (ZfPV1):

Since it is important to know what infectious agents are present in research colonies, we have developed a PCR assay for detection of ZfPV1 that is now available at IDEXX BioAnalytics.

Marcus J. Crim DVM, MBA, MS, DACLAM Head of Microbiology and Aquatics Diagnostics

As an industry leader committed to the development of animal health monitoring programs to detect infectious agents that may affect animals and research outcomes, IDEXX BioAnalytics has developed a comprehensive array of diagnostic products and services expressly for research zebrafish and other aquatic species.


Dedicated one-to-one support for all
aquatic animal health testing 

  • Pathogen detection using real-time PCR
  • Environmental diagnostics available 
  • Largest portfolio of tests in the industry
  • Support in design and interpretation
  • Fast TAT

World-class aquaculture expertise at your fingertips.

Contact our team today.