Canine, Coyote, Fox, Mink, Raccoon, Skunk, Large Cats
Diagnostic Section: 
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Turn Around Time: 
1-3 days
Shipping Requirements: 
Label all samples. Ship overnight with cold packs in an insulated container. Ship Monday-Thursday only. EDTA (purple top) tube. Fresh tissue: sealed, leak-proof plastic bag or container.
Specimen Requirements: 

Acute, Chronic/Neurologic Anti-Mortem CDV: 3-5 ml EDTA Whole Blood; Acute, Chronic/Neurologic Post-Mortem CDV: Brain (periventricular area near 4th ventricle; cerebellum), Duodenum, Lung, Lymph node, Stomach, Urinary Bladder.

Collection Protocol: 

Fresh samples provide the most accurate results.

Additional Information: 

Detection of canine distemper virus (CDV) antigen by direct fluorescent antibody method. Samples must be received in the lab by 5 pm the day prior to testing, otherwise samples will be held until next scheduled testing day.