Diagnostic Section: 
Molecular Diagnostics
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Turn Around Time: 
2-4 days
Shipping Requirements: 
Label all samples. Ship overnight with cold packs in an insulated container. Ship Monday-Thursday only. Submit specimens in sealed leakproof containers.
Specimen Requirements: 

Tracheal swab, oropharyngeal swab or lung tissue.

Collection Protocol: 

Swabs in brain heart infusion (BHI) broth or viral transport media. Swabs should not be sent dry. Use synthetic or semi-synthetic swabs (e.g., polyester, rayon, nylon) with a plastic handle (flocked or spun head). Contact the lab directly for guidance regarding pooling of samples.

Avoid cotton or calcium alginate swabs or swabs with wooden handles which inactivate virus and inhibit PCR. Do not submit swabs in tubes containing gel, Amies media or media containing charcoal.

Additional Information: 

Detection of avian influenza virus (IAV-A) matrix (includes H5 and H7 subtyping for IAV-A matrix positive specimens), avian paramyxovirus type-1 (APMV-1) (includes virulent Newcastle Disease virus detection for APMV-1 matrix positive specimens), Mycoplasma gallisepticum and Mycoplasma synoviae. Test is available as STAT if requested, for an additional fee. Same day results provided for STAT specimens submitted before 10:00 a.m. Results for STAT specimens submitted after 10:00 a.m. receive priority status and are reported as soon as they are available, at least by the following business day. Panel Includes: Mycoplasma gallisepticum & M. synoviae Multiplex PCR