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Help improve testing efficiency and reliability with our USDA-licensed diagnostic solutions

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulates veterinary biologics (vaccines, bacterins, antisera, diagnostic kits, and other products of biological origin) to help ensure that the veterinary biologics available for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of animal diseases are safe and effective. The APHIS Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) carries out this work, focusing on enforcement of the Virus Serum Toxin Act.

Thermo Fisher Scientific animal health products have been at the forefront of recent advances in production animal diagnostics, and are some of the leading modern diagnostic tools to veterinary laboratories around the world.

In keeping with our commitment to deliver the highest-quality next-generation molecular tools, we provide several farm animal diagnostic solutions that have been validated through the stringent USDA licensure process. This includes innovative USDA-licensed detection kits that offer rapid, easy-to-use PCR-based testing solutions that are designed to detect bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV), swine influenza virus (SIV), and avian influenza virus (AIV) with exceptional specificity, sensitivity, and reproducibility.


Our vision is to provide comprehensive solutions to help diagnose farm animal health issues more quickly and accurately than ever before. To learn more about our USDA-licensed diagnostic solutions for such diseases as tritrichomonas foetus, bovine viral diarrhea virus and swine influenza virus please download our product flyer.

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Demystifying USDA licensure

Thermo Fisher Scientific™ hosted an event attended by state veterinarians that included a presentation explaining the USDA licensure process, as well as the production and performance criteria that veterinary diagnostic test kits must satisfy to earn a USDA license. See below to view the presentation video.

Mary Anne Williams
Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Free webinar

Register for “Demystifying USDA licensure and its importance to diagnostics testing”. Please click the "Register" button below to attend this free ondemand webinar and learn about the process to obtain a USDA license, the importance of using USDA-licensed kits, and the benefits to laboratories, veterinarians, and health officials.

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VetMAX™-Gold USDA-licensed solutions
VetMAX™-Gold Trich Detection Kit—The only USDA-licensed, real-time PCR test for the rapid and accurate detection of Tritrichomonas foetus (T. foetus) in bulls.
  • Sensitive, qualitative real-time PCR assay yielded up to 100% sensitivity in field trials
  • Detection kit can be used to test pools of up to 5 samples with 96.16% accuracy
  • Helps improve reproducibility across laboratories and across states
  • Simplifies lab workflow and is easily automated for high-throughput processing
  • USDA oversees the quality control process and the release of every batch

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VetMAX™-Gold BVDV PI Detection Kit—USDA-licensed, real-time PCR test for the detection of bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) persistent infection (PI) in cattle.
  • Approved for use with single samples or pooled samples of up to 24 animals
  • Proven repeatability (CV <3.3%) and reproducibility (CV <2.4%) in field studies
  • Rapid and cost-effective method for detection of BVDV, with results in ~1.5 hr
  • Workflow minimizes sample handling and helps reduce sample cross-contamination
  • USDA oversees the quality control process and the release of every batch

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VetMAX™-Gold SIV Solutions—A USDA-licensed, real-time PCR screening and subtyping kits for the rapid detection of swine influenza virus (SIV)
  • SIV Detection Kit sensitivity of 98.4% and specificity of 99.1%
  • SIV Subtyping Detection Kit sensitivity of 98.2% and specificity of 100%
  • Real-time PCR technology helps improve reproducibility via assay standardization
  • Genomic targeting helps reduce risk of false negatives caused by genomic mutation
  • Kits are designed to provide rapid detection of SIV RNA extracted from porcine nasal swabs
  • USDA authorized representatives oversee the quality control process and the release of every batch

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VetMAX™-Gold AIV Detection Kit—A rapid PCR-based testing solution that detects avian influenza with high specificity, sensitivity, and reproducibility.
  • Designed to screen 3 genomic regions to detect AIV with exceptional sensitivity and specificity
  • A simplified, validated workflow helps labs streamline their testing process
  • Real-time PCR technology enables greater testing consistency and reproducibility
  • USDA oversees the quality control process and the release of every batch

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