Enteric: ~3-5 grams feces, or intestinal contents
Respiratory: deep nasal swab, tracheal or pharyngeal swab, trans tracheal wash, BAL, lung with associated lymph nodes
Collect specimens aseptically into individual, sterile, leak proof containers and labeled with permanent marker. Place swabs into dry, sterile tubes (no anticoagulants). Do not use bacterial transport swabs or any tubes containing agar gel or charcoal as these are inhibitory for PCR. Keep specimens refrigerated and ship within 24 hours. OB sleeves or gloves are not acceptable.
*Fee is $35.75 each for the first 3 tests. If 4 or more tests are submitted from the same herd at the same time all tests are $32.00 each