Specimens to collect:
Fresh tissues: lung, liver, kidney, thymus, stomach contents, placenta, fetal fluid (thoracic/abdominal/pericardial fluid or heart blood)
Fixed tissues: lung, liver, kidney, thymus, placenta, brain, spleen, heart, thyroid, adrenal, skeletal muscle
NOTE: Send enough fresh tissue that samples can be submitted for bacteriology, virology and toxicology.
Histopathology: Slides on fixed tissues submitted (all species listed above)
Bacteriology: Aerobic cultures on fresh liver, lung, placenta, and stomach contents (all species listed above)
Molecular Diagnostics/Virology: PCR or FA on fresh lung, liver, thymus and kidney; include fresh spleen and adrenal for porcine (tests dependent upon species)
Serology: IgG level on fetal fluids (abdominal/thoracic fluid, heart blood). If level is high, further tests can be run dependent upon species. Maternal titers for abortigenic agents may be requested (tests dependent upon species), paired sera samples preferred
Toxicology: Selenium analysis on fresh liver (minimum 20 grams) as appropriate for the species is available at additional cost - plus shipping and handling
For tests and pricing, please call 541-737-3261.