Monday , 19 April 2021

Diagnostic Services

SEAFDEC/AQD offers fish disease diagnostic services such as direct microscopy, PCR diagnosis, bacteriology, mycology, histopathology, and aflatoxin determination.

To request a fish disease diagnostic from SEAFDEC/AQD:

  1. Contact the laboratory by sending an email to for the availability of schedule, proper sampling procedure and packing of samples.
  2. Download REQUEST FORM.
  3. To pay, use the same payment options as the training / publications section of this website. Fill up the request form, attach proof of payment, and send separately from your sample.

    Fax to: (63-33) 330-7011

    Mail to: The Head
    Fish Health Section
    Tigbauan, 5021 Iloilo

  4. Hand-carry your samples to AQD; or send by registered, door-to-door courier service to the same mailing address above.

Below are the diagnostic services fees:

Diagnostic Services Fee (PHP)
Direct microscopy of wet mounts or tissue smears
Fish/Shrimp larval monitoring + MBV detection 250
Parasite detection and identification (1-5 specimens) 150
PCR-based diagnosis
Shrimp viruses
WSSV, IHHNV (IQ2000 kit) 900
WSSV and IHHNV soil and water sample 3,000
WSSV, IHHNV soil, water, and tissue sample (Real-time qPCR) 3,000
TSV, YHV, GAV, IMNV (IQ2000 kit) 1,000
MBV 900
WTD – XSV, MrNV 900
Shrimp bacteria, AHPND (IQ2000 kit) 900
Shrimp microsporidian parasite, EHP (IQ2000 kit) 900
Fish viruses
KHV (IQ2000 kit) 900
SVCV (IQ2000 kit) 1,000
VNN (IQ2000 kit) 1,000
Iridovirus (IQ2000 kit) 900
Bacterial isolation (1-5 specimens) 300
Bacterial identification (Conventional method, per isolate; minimum of 5 isolates) 750
Bacterial count (water samples, 1-10 pcs. fry, fingerlings, and juveniles)
Total plate count, luminous bacteria count, total presumptive Vibrio 300
Vibrio parahaemolyticus, V. cholerae, V. alginolyticus count 300
Marine fungal isolation 300
Histopathology (H&E stain of routine paraffin sections)
Full mount (per slide) 300
Typical section (per slide or tissue) 300
Serial section (per slide) 300
Aflatoxin detection
Feeds and animal tissue (Elabscience rapid test kit) 500

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