Mollusk Diagnosis

Mollusk diagnosis activities 

Healthy juvenile hard clams (H & E stain)

Healthy juvenile hard clams (H & E stain)

Beside service provided to the New York State government (see QPX Monitoring Page), our laboratory provides diagnosis services to local governments (town hatcheries, etc.) and private aquaculturists. Processed samples sometimes include new pathologic conditions and new findings are presented and discussed in professional and scientific meetings.

Our laboratory also provides bivalve (clams, oysters, scallops) health reports (shellfish certification) needed for importation / exportation of livestock. Please contact Allam if you need more information about our diagnosis activities and current rates.

Larval vibriosis in the oyster, Crassostrea virginica (Gram stain)

Larval vibriosis in the oyster, Crassostrea virginica (Gram stain)

Encapsulated metacercarial trematode in the mantle of a hard clam (H & E stain)

Encapsulated metacercarial trematode in the mantle of a hard clam (H & E stain)