GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Clongen Laboratories, LLC

We are pleased to announce the addition of a veterinary diagnostic services division at Clongen Laboratories.

Dr. Erica Fratz has spent several months developing the veterinary testing menu, which offers over 100 new assays to identify diseases in animals. “As the human population continues to grow, so do the interactions among humans, domesticated animals, and wild animals. Wild animal populations are the primary reservoir for emerging diseases, and as we, and our domesticated animals, occupy more of this planet, we introduce new relationships among wild animals, domestic animals, and people,” commented Dr. Fratz, a Senior Scientist. “Offering veterinary testing has been in the plans for Clongen for several years, and now we are making it happen,” Dr. Kilani, President and Laboratory Director stated.

The test menu includes pathogens that commonly infect dogs, cats, and other household pets, as well as those that affect livestock and primate populations. The American Pet Products Association (APPA) estimates that 37-47% of all households in the United States have a dog, and 30-37% of all households have a cat. Domestic livestock are also indispensable for the human population as a source of meat, dairy products, and eggs. Maintaining livestock in good health becomes imperative to serve the growing needs of humans all over the world.  Moreover, it is estimated that approximately 60% of human diseases are of zoonotic origin.

Other tests will be useful for detection of disease in laboratory animals, the importance of which cannot be underestimated. Animal models are crucial to the advancement of medicine, and their widespread use in medical research presents an urgent need to maintain research animals in good health at all times.

“The introduction of animal health diagnostic testing is in line with the company’s direction that has remained unchanged since the company’s inception in 1999,” Dr. Kilani stated. “Our company continues to work tirelessly on improving human and animal health through the utilization of cutting edge diagnostic methods.”

About Clongen Laboratories  

A leader in molecular diagnostics, Clongen Laboratories is licensed in five states and holds two active FDA registrations.  Since its inception in 1999, the company has enjoyed rapid growth and steadily expanded its menu offerings.  Located in Gaithersburg, on the I-270 corridor in Montgomery County, MD, Clongen enjoys a strategic presence in close proximity to the National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins University, The University of Maryland, and other biotechnology institutions.  Clongen Laboratories is a pioneer in developing innovative diagnostic tests utilizing rapid highly sensitive detection methods with the goal of improving human and animal health.  The company currently has three divisions: Clinical Diagnostics, Contract Research Services and Veterinary Diagnostic Services.

To view the new website and complete test menu, please visit

To access the veterinary testing section of the website, please visit:

Dr. Ahmed Kilani, President and Laboratory Director: 301-916-0173 x213
Elena Ralchenko, Office Manager:  301-916-0173 x200, or Toll Free 877-CLONGEN



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