Species: 
Bovine
Diagnostic Section: 
Virology
Shipping Requirements: 
Refrigerated, in leak proof tube(s). Overnight or 2-day shipping is recommended.
Test Fee: 
$15.75*
Setup Days: 
Wednesday
Turn Around Time: 
Same day (if received by 5pm on Tuesday)
Specimen Requirements: 

Ear notch/fresh ~1 sq cm unfixed

Serum - 0.5 ml minimum

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 a ~1 sq cm notch from the outer haired portion of the ear. Place in an empty tube (red tope) and seal. Store on ice or in refrigerator prior to shipping. Collect blood in a red top tube, separate serum promptly OR collect in a serum separator tube, spin and send "as is"

Ear notch is the preferred specimen but serum can be used if the animal is over 4 months of age

Additional Information: 

*Fees are $15.75 each for the first 3 tests, each additional test from the same herd at the same time is $6.25 per test. If 15 or more samples are submitted, please refer to BVDV-PI PCR-Pooled Ear Notches

**Sample(s) must be received by 5:00 pm on Tuesday to be included in the Wednesday morning run