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The Serology Section processes thousands of equine serum samples every year to test for equine infectious anemia (EIA) via  the agarose gel immunodiffusion (AGID) assay.  This test, also known as the “Coggins Test” is the official test procedure for
Serology Section

The serology section of the NJ AHDL performs an invaluable service to the equine industry in New Jersey. The serology section performs thousands of agar gel immuno-diffusion (AGID) test for the detection of Equine Infectious Anemia (Coggin’s tests) in horses racing at New Jersey race parks and shows. This section also performs AGID tests for the surveillance and/or detection of avian influenza virus, canine influenza virus, and caprine arthritis encephalitis/ovine progressive pneumonia (OPP) virus antibodies. Additional testing performed in this section includes ELISA tests for equine infectious anemia virus, Johne’s disease, and Lyme disease. A confirmatory Western Blot test is performed for Lyme disease.