Ear notch/fresh ~1 sq cm unfixed
Serum - 0.5 ml minimum
This test is designed to detect persistently infected animals only. If acute BVD is suspected, we recommend virus isolation, FA or PCR testing
Use a "pig ear notcher" to remove a ~1 sq cm notch from the outer haired portion of the ear. Place in an empty tube (red tope) and seal. Store on ice or in refrigerator prior to shipping. Collect blood in a red top tube, separate serum promptly OR collect in a serum separator tube, spin and send "as is"
Ear notch is the preferred specimen but serum can be used if the animal is over 4 months of age
*Fees are $16.50 each for the first 2 tests, each additional test from the same herd at the same time is $6.50 per test. If 15 or more samples are submitted, please refer to BVDV-PI PCR-Pooled Ear Notches
**Sample(s) must be received by 5:00 pm on Tuesday to be included in the Wednesday run