3-5 grams of fresh or frozen feces, intestinal contents or intestinal tissue
Place specimen in a sealed leak proof container. OB sleeves or gloves are not acceptable
Panel is designed for ruminants < 8 days old and includes detection of Bovine Coronavirus, Bovine Rotavirus-Group A, Cryptosporidium spp, E. Coli-K99+ and Salmonella spp.
*Fee is $57.75 each for the first 3 specimens. If 4 or more specimens are submitted from the same herd at the same time all tests are $51.75 each. Each pathogen within the panel may be tested for individually, for $35.75 each.
The E. coli-K99+ PCR assay is specific for detection of the K99+ antigen and will not detect other E. coli strains.
The Bovine Rotavirus PCR assay is specific for Group A rotaviruses and will not detect other common rotaviruses (i.e., Group B, commonly detected in goats).
Parasitology/culture should be added if additional pathogens are suspected; see Ruminant Enteric Disease Diagnostic Panel.