In addition to nationally targeted pathogens, the Service's Fish Health Centers have identified several Pathogens of Regional Importance (PRI) for which addtional diagnostic procedures may be conducted as part of the Survey. The following list includes bacterial, viral, and parasitic pathogens of regional interest and their abbreviations.

  • Viruses
    • Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus (ISAV)
    • White Sturgeon Iridovirus (WSIV)
    • White Sturgeon Herpesvirus (WSHV2)
    • Koi Herpesvirus (KHV)
  • Bacterial Pathogens
    • Edwardsiella tarda (Etar), Edwardsiella septicemia
    • Flexibacter columnaris (Fcol), Columnaris disease
    • Citrobacter freundii (Cfre)
    • Flavobacterium psychrophilum (Fpsy), Cold water disease
  • Parasites
    • Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Bach), Asian Tapeworm
    • Ceratomyxa shasta (Csha), Salmonid ceratomyxosis
FAT for Bacteria
Fluorescent Antibody Test (FAT) for Bacteria