BRI’s Research Laboratory facilities include the Wildlife Toxicology Lab and the Wildlife Health and Pathology Lab.
The Wildlife Toxicology Lab provides analysis of tissue samples for total mercury using a Milestone Direct Mercury Analyzer - 80 and lead using our LeadCare ® II analyzer. Tissue samples we analyze regularly for total mercury concentration include feathers, fur, blood, muscle, and egg. Our sample processing capabilities include homogenizing samples using a centrifugal mill and freeze drying. Whole blood and post-mortem body fluids can be analyzed for lead.
The Wildlife Health and Pathology Lab includes our necropsy facility for post-mortem examination of wildlife, and enables in-house processing of samples for routine health evaluation such as hematology and parasite examination.
In addition to its own laboratory capabilities, BRI has established relationships with distinguished labs around the country for specialty work:
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