Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
Bovine Coronavirus PCR
Molecular Diagnostics
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
Bovine, Camelid
M, Tu, W, Th, F
2-4 days
Specimen Requirements:

Enteric: ~3-5 grams feces, or intestinal contents
Respiratory: deep nasal swab, tracheal or pharyngeal swab, trans-tracheal wash, BAL, lung and associated lymph nodes
Collection Protocol:

Collect specimens aseptically into individual, sterile, leak proof containers and label with permanent marker. Place swabs into dry, sterile tubes (no anticoagulants).  Do not use bacterial transport swabs or any tubes containing agar gel or charcoal, as these are inhibitory for PCR. Keep specimens refrigerated and ship within 24 hours.  OB sleeves or gloves are not acceptable.
Shipping Requirements:

Refrigerated, leak proof container.  Overnight shipping recommended.
Additional Information:

**Fee is $34.00 each for the first 3 tests. If 4 or more tests are submitted from the same herd at the same time all tests are $29 each.