Diagnostic Section: 
Molecular Diagnostics
Shipping Requirements: 
Refrigerate, in a leak proof container. Overnight shipping with ice packs.
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Turn Around Time: 
1-2 days, STAT request: Same day if specimen is received by 10:00am; after 10:00am, results in 24 hours.**
Specimen Requirements: 

Deep nasal swab, deep oral/throat swab

If requested, the lab will pool multiple swabs (i.e., nasal and throat) from same animal, if submitted at the same time. If pooling is not requested, all samples submitted will be testing individually and charged accordingly. 

Collection Protocol: 

Collect nasal swabs into dry sterile tubes(synthetic swab - avoid wooden or paper shafts). NO Q-TIPS. Tubes should not contain anticoagulant or gel; plain red-top vacutainer tubes work well. Place transtracheal wash or tissue into sterile, leak-proof containers. Keep specimens refrigerated. NOTE: If culture is desired, submit a duplicate swab in the appropriate bacterial transport media.

Additional Information: 

PCR Panel includes:

  • Bordetella bronchiseptica
  • Influenza Type A (IAV)
  • Mycoplasma spp. (genus only)
  • Canine Parainfluenza. 

**STAT fee of $40 will be added for STAT requests.