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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
In the central nervous system (CNS), neuroinflammation plays a critical role in brain injury and neurodegeneration. Increasing evidence supports the involvement of miRNAs as key …. Read More
A key feature of the lab is the “One Health, One medicine” agenda – where medics and vets work together to gain a better understanding …. Read More
Monty: A case highlighting the poor sensitivity of ALT as a marker of liver disease in histologically confirmed chronic hepatopathy. A 4 year old Male …. Read More
Taking a one medicine approach, the miRVet laboratory brings together veterinary and human expertise
Please collect blood in a serum tube and submit either the whole tube or at least 500μl of serum. Do not use heparin tubes for sample collection or the test will not work
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
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.
please contact Mirvetlab to obtain an import sample form for completion.