Customers can contact Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) to acquire antisera. Antisera are often requested for development of diagnostic assays for veterinary pathogens.
Negative control sera
When setting up a new diagnostic tool, several control sera are required. First negative control sera are necessary to determine the background signal. For some diseases it is very difficult to obtain sera that are guaranteed free of antibodies against certain pathogens. Generally, WBVR will be able to supply such sera.
Positive control sera
Secondly, positive control sera are required for diagnostic development. These sera are first used to determine the maximum positive signal that can be achieved. In addition, a series of positive antisera can be used to determine the antigen sensitivity. We have positive antisera against several notifiable and endemic infectious diseases in livestock that can be used for these purposes.
Can you not find your antisera?
Our most common antisera are mentioned in the webshop and can be purchased easily. If the sera you require are not mentioned, feel free to contact us to enquire about availability.