DNA sequencing makes it possible to screen for all the most common diseases of saltwater fish at once. In March 2020 we are beginning a Public Beta Test for this service – read on to learn how you can get involved.
Clients sample environmental DNA from their aquariums and directly from the fish with a custom sampling kit, then ship the samples back to us for testing.
While the standard microbiome test already identified bacterial pathogens, this new test targets a wide range of eukaryotic parasites responsible for common diseases in saltwater fish (e.g. Cryptocaryon irritans, Amyloodinium ocellatum, or Uronema marinum).
This test uses DNA sequencing just like our standard microbiome test. From the client’s perspective it works very much the same – we just process the samples differently in the lab.
How can I enroll in the Beta Test?
Enroll in the Beta Test by purchasing a microbiome test at a 30% discount using the coupon code SICKFISH (available for a limited time only).
All clients ordering a microbiome test using this coupon will be enrolled in the Beta Test, receiving: