Headquarters, Seattle Laboratory
Reference Laboratory Service
The Fish Health Section provides reference laboratory services to identify viral pathogens submitted by staff from the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) fish health laboratory. The NWIFC and other northwest Tribal entities are important clients for technical assistance related to management of Tribal hatcheries and for focused research on diseases affecting salmonids and other fishes important to tribal cultures. These services include electron microscopy, sequencing strains of known viruses for epidemiological information and identification of viruses new to science that are discovered during disease outbreaks, or more commonly, during routine surveillance efforts of fish managed by various Native American Tribes.
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