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.
Wildlife Toxicology Lab Supervisor: Kevin Regan
In addition to its own laboratory capabilities, BRI has established relationships with distinguished labs around the country for specialty work:
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