The Pathogen Detection Services Laboratory (PDSL), located at the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC) in Seattle, is a resource for analytical assays and specialized nonhuman primate materials used for analytical testing. The PDSL regularly monitors all Washington National Primate Research Center nonhuman primates (NHP) and externally submitted specimens to help maintain and enhance the overall health of macaques. The monitoring also serves as the basis for segregating NHP into stratified Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) colony levels. The standard SPF agents tested for are shown below:
- Type D simian retrovirus
- Simian T cell leukemia virus
- Maccacine herpes virus 1 (B virus)
- Simian immunodeficiency virus
- Simian foamy virus
- Measles virus
In addition to specific pathogen testing services, the PDSL is also a core laboratory for Nanostring NHP services. Nanostring services will be for a large multiplex pathogen detection and over 700 immune-related genes that react with NHP species.