Diagnostic Section: 
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship overnight in an insulated container, with ice packs. Ship Monday-Thursday, to arrive no later than Friday.
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Turn Around Time: 
1-3 days, **STAT request: partial results - same day if specimen received by 10:00 am; full results (including Salmonella spp.*) the next business day.
Specimen Requirements: 

Fresh feces, intestinal contents

Collection Protocol: 

Place fecal specimen in a sealed, leak proof container - gloves are not acceptable. 

  • Feces must be received or frozen within 24 hours after collection of sample.
Additional Information: 

The Equine General Enteric/Diarrhea Diagnostic Panel includes the following: 


  • Equine Coronavirus (ECoV)
  • Lawsonia intracellularis
  • Neorickettsia risticii (Potamic Horse Fever - PHF)
  • Salmonella spp. 


  • Clostridium difficile, toxins A & B
  • Clostridium perfringens, enterotoxin (CPE)


Cryptosporidium spp. and Rhodococcus equi real-time PCR assays are available for an additional $35.75 each.

PCR Panel only may be run for $90.00. 

*For equids, validated Salmonella PCR testing requires overnight incubation in selenite enrichment broth. The post-enrichment Salmonella PCR results are reported separately after overnight incubation. Results will be available the next business day following enrichment.

**STAT fee of $40 will be added for STAT requests. 
Determination of diagnostic sensitivity and specificity is currently in progress.