Diagnostic Section: 
Molecular Diagnostics
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship overnight in an insulated container, with ice packs.
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Turn Around Time: 
1-3 days, STAT request: Same day if specimen is received by 10:00am; after 10:00am, results in 24 hours.**
Specimen Requirements: 

0.5 ml serum (separated)
EDTA blood (tube at least 1/2 full)
1-5 g tissue: lung, spleen, lymph node or tonsil

Collection Protocol: 

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.

Additional Information: 

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.