Ecology (eDNA)

Species such as the Red American Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii), the Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus), the American Bull Frog (Rana catesbeiana) or the Blueband (Pseudorasbora parva) are detectable with eDNA.

All kinds of animal species can be traced with eDNA methods. This has a high added value in all kinds of situations, for example to quickly find out whether a rare fish or amphibian species (still) occurs in a specific location. Species that have a highly hidden way of life can also be demonstrated in this way.

The most commonly used are eDNA analyzes on aquatic species. Think of fish such as the large loach (Misgurnus fossilis) and the small loach (Cobitis Taenia). Or amphibians such as the crested newt (Triturus cristatus) and the garlic toad (Pelobates fuscus).

Developments in the field of DNA analyzes are moving fast. Water quality managers and regulators see the added value of DNA analyses. We are at the forefront of these developments by offering a wide range of DNA analyzes and focusing on robotization and automation. Orvion has also developed analyzes to determine the presence of invasive exotics: the muskrat, the red American crayfish and the Japanese Knotweed.

We place high demands on the quality of our analyzes and apply strict protocols in our laboratory. Our eDNA analyzes are developed with our own ORVIprime software. For the export, we use high-quality robots and thermocyclers. Orvion is independent and not affiliated with environmental consultancies or governments. We provide you with the data you need quickly and professionally.

Having eDNA analyzes performed is simple. Orvion provides you with the sterile sampling material and protocol. Then you take the samples yourself. If desired, we can take care of the sampling for you. After receipt, we analyze the samples and you will receive the analysis results digitally within ten working days.

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