Species: 
All Species (exc. primates)
Diagnostic Section: 
Molecular Diagnostics
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship overnight in an insulated container, with ice packs.
Test Fee: 
$35.75*
Setup Days: 
Monday-Friday
Turn Around Time: 
2-5 days
Specimen Requirements: 

Deep nasal swab, transtracheal wash, lung

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: 

Specimens are screened for the Influenza Matrix protein gene.  This Matrix gene is found in all Influenza Type A viruses.  This test has not been fully validated in all species, however it has been demonstrated to detect Avian, Canine, Equine and Swine Influenza Type A viruses including, H5N1, H3N8 and H1N1. Please reference Influenza A Virus testing

*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.