Human (Recipient)

According to industry best practice and regulatory requirements the monitoring of infectious diseases in recipients of non-human tissues is an integral component of any microbiological safety program.
Human (Recipient)

To meet these obligations DOL provides services that include:

  • A validated, highly specific and sensitive qPCR assay panel for PERV detection in humans (and primates).

  • Secure, monitored, alarmed and Quality controlled storage for archiving of patient tissues.

  • Consultation regarding patient testing procedures post-transplant in compliance with regulatory obligations. Specifically:

    • Testing frequency.

    • What to test for and for how long.

    • Contacting patients (and close contacts) and keeping up to date records.

    • Scheduling and sampling of patient samples.

    • What to do in event of confirmed infection or adverse event including reporting protocols and confirmatory assessment (additional PCR assays and cell-culture).

Commitment to Quality

DOL is dedicated to offering high quality testing services and maintains a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS) based on regulatory requirements and industry best practices. Our Quality policy can be found in the Forms section of this page.  Our lab is accredited to the International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard for medical laboratories 15189:2012. To guarantee the quality of data we routinely perform internal audits and are externally audited by International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ).  Key components of our QMS are our Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and a documented training system to ensure that all technical staff are competent and up to date to perform all procedures.


Discounts are available when several samples are submitted at the same time or multiple assays are requested. Please phone 00 64 9 270 7959 or email us at for a quick proposal.

Turnaround time

Rapid results are a top priority. Most results are transmitted to the client within 2-3 business days of samples' arriving at our lab.