About the miRVET Laboratory

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


The miRVET Laboratory undertakes novel research into the biology of microRNA

One Health

Taking a "One Health" approach, the miRVET Laboratory brings together veterinary and human expertise

Our key aims

  • Advance understanding of the diagnostic utility and biology of microRNAs in veterinary practice
  • Provide an external diagnostic service measuring key microRNAs in clinical veterinary patients​
  • Undertake studies to identify new microRNA targets in veterinary species

Key Achievements

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Meet the Team

Taking a one medicine approach, the miRVet laboratory brings together veterinary and human expertise

Professor of Comparative Medicine, Head of Companion Animal Sciences
Veterinary Clinical Lecturer in Equine Practice
Reader in Clinical Pharmacology
Dr Wilna Oosthuyzen PhD
Research Associate
Ms Jane Ewins B.Sc (Hons) MBA
Project Co-ordinator


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

Contact us

miRVET Laboratory
Clinical Laboratory
Easter Bush Pathology
The (Royal) Dick School of Veterinary Studies
University of Edinburgh
Easter Bush Campus
EH25 9RG