Real-time PCR Research and Diagnostics Core Facility is a UC Davis laboratory offering Real-time PCR research including but not limited to human, cancer, stem-cells, plant, rodent along with diagnostic services for veterinarians. The laboratory was created to provide researchers with flexible services to detect infectious agents and gene expression. The facility also provides expertise in the analysis of nucleic acids. The Core Facility consists of four fully equipped molecular biology laboratories for sample preparation, extraction, laser capture microdissection, Real-time PCR assay generation, storage, and analysis. The Facility is dedicated to providing diagnostic services for the veterinary community by combining semi-automated throughput extraction systems and state-of–the-art laser-based equipment with over 15 years of PCR experience in the animal sector. Board certified veterinarians also provide consulting in the field of canine, feline and equine infectious diseases in order to address any specific issues associated with diagnostic testing.