EDTA whole blood - 1 ml minimum
Collect blood from each animal in separate EDTA tubes. Individual samples must be identified and submitted separately; samples will be pooled by the laboratory
Bovine: up to 10 EDTA/pool for bovine (no pooling if <5 samples submitted - please refer to individual BVDV-PCR test information)
*Fee is $59.50/pool and includes confirmation of individuals if a pool tests positive. Samples from different owners will not be pooled.
Pooled testing should only be used for detection of Persistently Infected (PI) animals in herds without clinical signs of BVDV.
Although it is possible to detect acute BVDV infections, clinical suspects should be tested individually. Pooling specimens can produce a dilution effect increasing the risk of "false negative". If an animal tests positive, we recommend testing again in 3-4 weeks to confirm PI status.