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.
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.
PCR Panel includes:
**STAT fee of $40 will be added for STAT requests.