IDEXX Reference Laboratories to Offer GREER Veterinary Allergy Testing [Trade]

New relationship leverages industry expertise and nationwide presence to provide convenient, comprehensive serum allergy testing and immunotherapy

WESTBROOK, Maine, May 14, 2012—IDEXX Reference Laboratories announces it has entered into an agreement with GREER to offer veterinarians serum allergy testing and immunotherapy. By combining GREER’s expertise with the nationwide network of IDEXX Reference Laboratories, veterinarians can now effectively test and treat their atopic canine, feline and equine patients with the convenience of industry-leading service and support.

IDEXX Reference Laboratories provides daily courier pickup, expert customer support and complimentary consultation with a board-certified dermatologist. For veterinarians new to allergy testing and for current GREER customers, this combined offering will help simplify testing and treatment overall.

“GREER has expertise in serum allergy testing and immunotherapy,” said Johnny Powers, PhD, Corporate Vice President, IDEXX Reference Laboratories. “As a leading developer and provider of serum allergy testing and immunotherapy products, GREER was an obvious choice of partner for IDEXX. Through this partnership, IDEXX is pleased to offer a convenient, comprehensive allergy system for canine, feline and equine patients.”

In addition to unmatched expertise and customer support, veterinarians will also benefit from the convenience of single-source submission for all patient specimens. This includes any test available from IDEXX Reference Laboratories and its industry-leading test menu.

“Partnering with IDEXX Reference Laboratories complements GREER’s expertise and gives us access to a broader, more convenient distribution system for customers,” said Cody Mikeal, Director, Veterinary Business, GREER. “By leveraging the strengths of both companies, GREER Aller-g-complete is now even easier to use.”

GREER Aller-g-complete from IDEXX offers veterinarians simple, convenient testing for allergen-specific IgE and allergen-specific immunotherapy. Results are available within 2–4 working days, and customized immunotherapy prescriptions compounded by GREER Pharmacy can be delivered within 1 week.

To learn more about allergy testing and treatment with IDEXX Reference Laboratories or to submit specimens, call 1-888-433-9987 (option 3, option 5), or visit idexx.com/allergy.

About GREER—In Touch. Within Reach.
GREER is a leading developer and provider of allergy immunotherapy products and services for treating humans and animals. GREER Veterinary Allergy is one of the largest providers of immunotherapy products to veterinary dermatologists and teaching universities. GREER is proud to support the role of allergy immunotherapy in improving the lives of allergic animals and provide valuable resources as part of our commitment to advancing the specialty of veterinary dermatology. The company was founded in 1904, and is located in Lenoir, North Carolina. For more information, visit greerlabs.com.

About IDEXX Reference Laboratories and IDEXX Laboratories
IDEXX Reference Laboratories is a worldwide network of laboratories trusted for providing a comprehensive testing menu and consistently delivering accurate diagnostic results to the veterinary industry. IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., the parent company of IDEXX Reference Laboratories, is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, to improve staff efficiency and to build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing livestock and poultry diagnostic tests and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs more than 5,000 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries.


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IDEXX Laboratories
Jason Lee
Marketing Manager
1-207-556-3690
jason-lee@idexx.com