Influenza-A Virus PCR

Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
Influenza-A Virus universal PCR Molecular Diagnostics $40.00 *
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
All Species (exc. primates) M, Tu, W, Th, F 2-5 days
Specimen Requirements:    
Deep nasal swab, transtracheal wash, lung
Collection Protocol:    
Collect nasal swabs using cotton or dacron swabs and place into sterile red top blood collection tubes with approx. 0.5 ml saline. Do not use any culturette swabs that contain a gel. Collect transtracheal wash and transfer to leak proof tube.  Submit each tissue/swab individually bagged and labeled with permanent marker; refrigerate TTW and swabs, freeze tissue
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 at the same time is $28.00 per test.  Please reference Influenza A Virus testing