FY 10 Analysts On-Board: 45
FY 10 Samples Analyzed: 4370
DEN-DO Laboratory is a multi-functional laboratory capable of analyzing most chemical analytes and pathogenic/non-pathogenic microorganisms found in food, drugs, devices and cosmetics; and it is home to the Animal Drugs Research Center (ADRC). The laboratory is comprised of seven groups: two Veterinary Drug Chemistry groups, one General Chemistry group, three Microbiology groups and the ADRC.
Originator of the “high throughput” or “high efficiency” microbiological laboratory model, typical microbiological activities include: microbial and filth analysis of domestic and imported foods, including produce, seafood and cheese, testing of BSE-related feed contaminants, endotoxin testing, sterility testing, sporicidal, particulate and virology testing. Additional microbiological testing includes microbial assays on human and veterinary drugs, potency testing for medicated feeds and testing of imported low acid canned foods.
- Salmonella serotyping
- National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System
- Antibiotic Resistance Testing
- DNA sequencing capacity for unknown pathogen identification
- FERN biosafety security suite with Chemical and Microbiological capabilities
- Sterility Suite
- Enhanced PFGE Suite
- The ARDC is responsible for the development of analytical methodology to isolate, identify and quantify animal drug residues and their metabolites in animal and fish tissues, and associated products (e.g., milk, honey)