BVD IHC ear notch

Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
BVD IHC ear notch  Histo/Virology  Varies - See Below* 
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
Bovine  M, Tu, W, Th, F  3-4 day minimum 
Specimen Requirements:    
Ear notch/formalin fixed.  This test is designed to detect persistently infected animals only.  If acute BVD is suspected, we recommend virus isolation, FA or PCR testing.
Collection Protocol:    
Use a "pig ear notcher" to remove an ~1 sq cm notch from the outer haired portion of the ear.  Place in a red top tube with enough formalin to completely submerge the ear notch, then seal. 
Shipping Requirements:    
Leak proof container, standard shipping by mail is acceptable for formalin fixed specimens
Additional Information:    
* Fee is based on number of animals/samples:  1-6 samples (same owner-herd/same time) $40.00; each additional sample >6: $6.67