Protatek Reference Laboratory (PRL) provides high quality animal health diagnostic testing and services. PRL, a division of Protatek International, Inc, is considered a leading service provider for the detection of a variety of viral, protozoal, rickettsial, fungal, bacterial and other animal health diseases.
PRL has been providing customized and exceptional services to veterinarians and researchers since 1991. A focus on quality service, rapid results, and in-house expertise distinguishes PRL from other reference laboratories.
The laboratory is operated by Dr. Cynthia J. Holland, Ph.D., an authority on tick-borne diseases. Dr. Holland has authored and co-authored over 75 papers in peer reviewed journals and scientific presentations. Dr. Holland was responsible for the original isolation and identification of Ehrlichia risticii (now Neorickettsia risticii), the causative agent of Potomac horse fever.
PRL clients consist of private veterinary practices, commercial veterinary laboratories, colleges of veterinary medicine and zoo.