Welcome to the mirVETLAB
detecting liver damage in dogs
Veterinary diagnostic and research laboratory based at the University of Edinburgh
The microRNA Veterinary Laboratory (miRVET Laboratory) is a veterinary diagnostic and research laboratory based at the University of Edinburgh.
The miRVET Laboratory provides a diagnostic microRNA quantification service for veterinary patients
Taking a "One Health" approach, the miRVET Laboratory brings together veterinary and human expertise
The lab is the first to establish a normal reference interval of circulating miR‐122 concentrations in healthy dogs across several dog breeds. The result is …. Read More
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Taking a one medicine approach, the miRVet laboratory brings together veterinary and human expertise
Please submit a serum sample, ideally spun or allowed to separate and placed in a fresh tube.
Although mir-122 is relatively stable please package the sample appropriately with an ice pack, post the same day as sampling and ship by overnight courier. Do not freeze before posting.
mir-122 is measured using a reliable and repeatable polymerase chain reaction
The assay costs £36+VAT for a sample from an individual patient. For group measurements please contact us to discuss discount rates
MicroRNA is a good biomarker because of it’s stability however we recommend for optimal recovery whole blood should be spun at 2500 rpm for 10 minutes.
Follow our guide on how to submit your sample
If you have any questions, please contact MiRVETlab using the form below.
Please follow the advice on the following document: Packaging and Labelling Requirements
Easter Bush Pathology
The (Royal) Dick School of Veterinary Studies
University of Edinburgh
Easter Bush Campus