EDTA blood, fresh feces, intestinal contents/scraping
Recommend testing both blood and feces (fee applies for each specimen)
Collect at least 2-3 ml of blood in appropriate size tube, so that tube is at least half full.
Place fecal specimen in a sealed, leak proof container - OB sleeves or gloves are not acceptable
This real-time PCR assay detects Neorickettsia risticii DNA, the causative agent of Potomac Horse Fever.
*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.
**STAT fee of $30 will be added for STAT requests.