Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
Equine Influenza Virus PCR  Molecular Diagnostics  $40.00 *
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
Equine  M, Tu, W, Th, F  1-2 days 
Specimen Requirements:    
Deep nasal swab, transtracheal wash, lung
Collection Protocol:    
Collect fresh tissues/specimens as indicated above; submit each specimen individually bagged, labeled with permanent marker. 
Shipping Requirements:    
Refrigerated, leak proof containers. Overnight shipping recommended 
Additional Information:    
Specimens are screened for the Influenza Matrix protein gene.  This Matrix gene is found in all Influenza Type A viruses.  This test has not been fully validated in all species, however it has been demonstrated to detect Avian, Canine, Equine and Swine Influenza Type A viruses including, H5N1, H3N8 and H1N1.  * * Fee is $40.00 each for the first 2 tests, each additional test from the same herd at the same time is $28.00.