WNV real-time PCR*

Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
WNV real-time PCR*
Molecular Diagnostic
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
All Species (exc. primates) M, Tu, W, Th, F  1-3 days
Specimen Requirements:    

Corvid: Whole brain or oropharyngeal swab on FTA card

Owl: Kidney (best), Heart, Brain, Eye

Raptor: Whole Eye or Aqueous humor swab on FTA card, Brain;

Ante mortem: Raptor only - Pin feathers, (EDTA) whole blood

 Other Avian and Non-avian: Brain

Collection Protocol:    
Freeze tissues and submit each tissue individually bagged and labeled with permanent marker; refrigerate eye. Do not freeze blood
Shipping Requirements:    
Refrigerated, leak proof containers.  Overnight shipping recommended
Additional Information:    
*Fee is $32.50 each for the first 2 tests, each additional test at the same time is $22.50.  Discount applies to samples submitted at the same time - same owner - per accession.