UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

School of Veterinary Medicine



The Real-time PCR Research and Diagnostics Core Facility is a UC Davis laboratory offering Real-time PCR diagnostic and research services to the veterinary and academic communities.  With over 15 years of PCR experience, stringent quality control guidelines, and well validated standard operating procedures for every aspect of service, the Real-time PCR Core Facility remains a leading competitor in the field of molecular detection.


Enroll now for the 2016 Real-time PCR Readiness Workshop and Wet Lab

(September 19th-23rd, 2016)


The lecture series is given from 9am – 2pm, September 19th – 21st. It is aimed at giving participants a better understanding of qPCR.  A wide range of topics will be discussed, including theoretical concepts, experimental design, primer/probe design, sample preparation and extraction, quality control of gDNA and total RNA, contamination control and monitoring, optimization and troubleshooting of qPCR, gene expression, mRNA, digital PCR, NGS, quantification strategies in RT-qPCR, and data analysis and interpretation.

The wet lab section is optional and given from 2 – 5pm, September 21st and 8:30am – noon, September 22nd and 23rd. This hands-on course is designed to reinforce topics discussed in lecture and is ideal for beginners with minimal qPCR experience.  Participants will be trained by the qPCR experts from the Real-time PCR Core Facility team. Hands-on training will include cDNA synthesis, standard curves, and self-generated data analysis. All specialized protocols will be provided. Limited space is available in the lab section, so early registration is encouraged!

Pricing and registration


**Upcoming Holidays**

(Please note that the Core Facility will be closed on the following days and unable to accept packages. Please hold samples in the refrigerator over the extended weekend.)

Monday, September 5th, 2016


Please select one of the following options for more information:


Veterinary Diagnostics

  • Assays developed for more than 80 infectious pathogens
  • All tests are run daily (Monday-Friday)
  • Same day turnaround time - results for samples received before 11am PST will be released the same day by close
  • Optional enrollment in a reduced price FedEx shipping program
  • Board certified veterinarians available for consultation



Plant Diagnostics

  • Available for grapevines originating in California only
  • Two panels detect 19 viruses commonly infecting grapevines


Research Services

  • Consultation services available from project set up through result calculations
  • DNA/RNA extraction from various sample types
  • Primer/probe design and validation
  • More than 3,000 assays developed for numerous species (assays available for purchase)


Laboratory Services offered by the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, UC Davis