Equine Herpesvirus 1&4/EHV-1&4 PCR

Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
Equine Herpesvirus Type 1 & 4/EHV 1 & 4 PCR Molecular Diagnostics  $40.00 **
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
Equine  M, Tu, W, Th, F 

24-48 hours
24 hours if STAT*

Specimen Requirements:    
Abortion: liver, EDTA whole blood are preferred or adrenal, lung Respiratory: EDTA whole blood, nasal swab, BAL, transtracheal wash, lung, bronchial lymph node, trachea 
Collection Protocol:    
Collect fresh tissues as indicated above; submit each tissue individually bagged, labeled with permanent marker.  Collect whole blood in EDTA tube, collect TTW or BAL and transfer to leak proof tube.  Freeze tissues, refrigerate blood and transtracheal wash.  Do not allow blood to freeze.
Shipping Requirements:    
Refrigerated, leak proof containers.  Overnight shipping recommended 
Additional Information:    
EHV Type 1 & 4 can be associated with respiratory infections and abortions.  This PCR assay will detect EHV-1 and EHV-4, but will not differentiate between the neuropathogenic and non-neuropathogenic genotypes of EHV-1.  See "EHV-1 PCR" if interested in testing for the neurologic form of EHV. 

*STAT fee will be added.
** Fee is $40.00 each for the first 3 tests. If 4 or more tests are submitted from the same herd at the same time all tests are $34 each.