0.5 ml serum (separated)
EDTA blood (tube at least 1/2 full)
1-5 g tissue: lung, spleen, lymph node or tonsil
Use synthetic swabs (Dacron or Polyester) with a plastic or wire shaft, Place swab into a dry, sterile tube without gel or anticoagulants (red-top serum tube or dry transport tube).
To prevent PCR inhibition:
Do not use cotton swabs (no q-tips) or swabs with wooden or paper shafts. Do not use swabs that contain agar, gel or calcium alginate.
This real-time RT-PCR assay detects both the European (EU) and North American (NA) subtypes of PRRSV. Results for each subtype are reported.
**STAT fee of 40 will be added for STAT requests.