GeneSeek is a certified BioTracking laboratory offering the BioPRYN early stage bovine detection pregnancy diagnostic assay service for beef and dairy cattle producers. BioPRYN is a safe and accurate pregnancy detection tool that complements veterinary services on the farm and provides an easy alternative to palpation and ultrasound in cattle. BioPRYN measures the presence of pregnancy-specific protein B (PSPB) in the blood circulation of the animal, a protein only produced by the placenta of a growing fetus. Cows and heifers must be 28 days post-breeding and cows 73 days post-calving to undergo this test.
GeneSeek offers a highly sensitive and specific testing method using a simple blood card, tissue sample or hair sample for the detection of persistent infection with Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) in cattle. This low-cost and convenient service provides rapid next day turnaround for samples and can run 1 to 100s of samples based upon the customer's needs. The use of hair cards and tissue samples provides a definitive detection of the persistently infected animals, while the blood sample requires a re-test for positive animals. All sample types can be used for simultaneous genomic testing, so the combination of a genomic profile with BVDV testing provides assurance of freedom from BVDV infection in valuable breeding animals, and an estimate of genetic merit early in life.