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Experience Matters

Our staff is experienced in isolating both bacteria and viruses from tissues and blood.

Available services include:

    • Microbiological culture and sensitivity for routine bacteria
    • Antibiotic susceptibility testing
    • Serological antibody profiles to monitor herd pathogens and exposure
    • Virus isolation techniques for viral pathogens such as PRRS and IAV-S
    • Whole Genome Sequencing for many viral and bacterial pathogens
    • Histopathology (in collaboration with universities)

Our Diagnostic Laboratory also offers a variety of testing for our swine and bovine clients. PCR (polymerase chain reaction) is a common diagnostic test used for amplifying DNA and testing for different bacteria and viruses. Genotyping is another form of PCR used to show different genotypes of certain bacterial species, which is useful in detecting changes in a herd and making vaccines.

Other services include Whole Genome Sequencing for many bacterial and viral pathogens for both swine and cattle including  Streptococcus suis, Glaesserella paparasuis, Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia, Salmonella, E. coli, Moraxella bovis, Moraxella bovoculi, Mycoplasma bovis, Mycoplasma bovoculi, and Histophilus somni.

Please contact your Technical Services Veterinarian or Sales Representative for more details on how this technology can improve your isolate selection for vaccine development. 

As an added service, Newport provides FREE diagnostic shippers with a return label, making collecting and submitting samples a breeze. Click the link to the right to request your shipper.

Contact Us

1524 Prairie Drive
Worthington, MN 56187
800-220-2522 • 507-372-3007


We also offer Mycoplasma bovis DNA fingerprinting, which allows a client to see strain variations in a herd infected with Mycoplasma bovis. All of these tests aid in the selection of vaccine strains for autogenous production.


We routinely test for a variety of bacterial and viral pathogens in swine that can be included in autogenous vaccines.

Cervidae and Other Species

We also offer our diagnostic submissions suggestions for submitting tissue samples to be tested for Epizootic Haemorrhagic Disease Virus or Blue Tongue Virus.