Update on P. tenuis ELISA

News: Update on P. tenuis ELISA


Dr. Richard Gerhold (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) has been developing a serum-based test for detection of P. tenuis. As of October, 2018, Dr. Gerhold has the following encouraging update: “We used the antigen produced from the new peptide we discovered from P. tenuis with positive controls and we got a really good signal. We now need to try with our negative controls. This is looking encouraging for us.” Dr. Gerhold will be presenting his results as part of our special symposium at the NEAFWA Conference in Connecticut. Funding for this work has been provided by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, and the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game Department. Dr. Gerhold plans to get a final report to these states in early 2019.