May 30, 2020 +91-44-24618817, 24616948

Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division

National Referral Laboratory for Aquatic Animal Diseases (NRLD)

The NRLD provides disease diagnostic services to stakeholders from the aquaculture sector on payment.
For details, contact: Dr Subhendu Kumar Otta, Principal Scientist, CIBA, Chennai (Ph. No. +91- 044 - 24618817 Ext: 319; email:

Diagnostic protocols used for diagnosis of crustacean and finfish diseases at NRLD

S.NoShrimp and Fish PathogensProtocol
1White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV)OIE, 2015
2Infectious Hypodermal and Haematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHHNV)OIE, 2015
3Yellow Head Virus (YHV)OIE, 2015
4Taura Syndrome Virus (TSV)OIE, 2015
5Infectious Myonecrosis Virus (IMNV)OIE, 2015
6Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrotic Disease (AHPND)Dangtip, et. al., 2015
7Necrotising Hepatopancreatitis Bacteria (NHPB)IQ 2000 kit (Gene Reach Biotechnology Corp., Taiwan)
8Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP)Jaroenlak et. al., 2016
9Viral Nervous Necrosis (VNN)OIE, 2015
10IridovirusJeong et al., 2003