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Phoenix Lab To Offer GIARDIA VET CHEK™ From TECHLAB®

Posted on: 11 Jan 18
Phoenix Lab To Offer GIARDIA VET CHEK™ From TECHLAB® Giardia testing in canine and feline fecal samples for improved veterinary care

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BLACKSBURG, Va. and MUKILTEO, Wash., Jan. 11, 2018

BLACKSBURG, Va. and MUKILTEO, Wash., Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- TECHLAB, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of rapid non-invasive diagnostic tests for gastrointestinal diseases, today announced that Phoenix Lab will be one of the first veterinary reference labs in the Pacific Northwest to offer the GIARDIA VET CHEKTM test to its customers. Phoenix Lab is demonstrating its commitment to quality diagnostics by using the first USDA licensed Giardia microwell ELISA available for use in dogs and cats in the US veterinary market. 

"For more than 28 years, Phoenix Lab's mission has been to bring the best science and best service to our veterinary community in the Pacific Northwest region," said Faye Sturtevant, DVM, PhD and CEO at Phoenix Lab. "We are excited to add TECHLAB to our menu of clinical veterinary testing, which aligns with our vision to partner with best-in-class companies as we expand nationally."

Giardia is a common parasitic cause of diarrhea in dogs and cats.1 The GIARDIA VET CHEK™ test is an automatable enzyme immunoassay optimized for canine and feline fecal samples to aid in the diagnosis of giardiasis. The GIARDIA VET CHEK™ test is the first TECHLAB, Inc. product to be manufactured under the Company's USDA establishment license. 


TECHLAB, Inc. ( has been a leading developer and manufacturer of intestinal diagnostics products in the United States for 27 years. The Company has a market leading portfolio of diagnostic tests for enteric diseases caused by C. difficile, Shiga toxin producing E. coli, and protozoan parasites. TECHLAB also manufactures diagnostic tests for intestinal inflammation and performs diagnostics and life science contract manufacturing and services. TECHLAB is headquartered in Blacksburg, Va. and manufactures its diagnostic tests in the United States at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Radford, Va.

About Phoenix Lab

Since 1989, Phoenix Lab ( has operated as a full service veterinary diagnostic laboratory that emphasizes quality, promptness and a personal touch. It is headquartered in Mukilteo, WA and services more than 850 veterinary clinics, providing clinical and anatomic pathology, microbiology, serology, hematology, and chemistry testing.


  1. The Merck Veterinary Manual. Overview of giardiasis. United States: Merck; 2016


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Last updated on: 11/01/2018

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