laboratories in US for virus testing?

M. Gastil-Buhl gastil.buhl@gmail.com
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:45:53 PDT
Rick Buell asks
"What labs in the US or elsewhere have you used for testing? Can you  
describe the approximate expense of this service?"
and I too would appreciate this information. There is a 1997  
publication from UC Davis with the promising title
"Easy On-Site Tests for Fungi and Viruses in Nurseries and Greenhouses".

http://homeorchard.ucdavis.edu/8002.pdf

Although that was written 17 years ago perhaps some of it is still  
relevant. On page 2 it gives a useful overview of virus diagnosis,  
then introduces the ELISA technique. Is this ELISA the technique  
currently used? "The virus test kits require more skill and  
patience ..." so perhaps sending material to a lab is a better option.  
Would a test kit for crops be relevant to testing our bulb plants?

- Gastil







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