Caprine, Ovine, Cervids
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 leak-proof containers.
Specimen Requirements: 

Deep nasal swab, tracheal or pharyngeal swab, transtracheal wash, BAL, or lung

Collection Protocol: 

Moist swabs are preferred; place in a sterile, leak-proof container (e.g. red top tube) with a few drops of saline or viral transport media. Do not submit swabs in tubes containing gel, Amies media or media containing charcoal. Cotton swabs on wooden shafts are not suitable for PCR testing. Submit synthetic swabs on plastic or wire shafts.

Additional Information: 

Detection of bovine coronavirus (BCoV), bovine respiratory <em>syncytial</em> virus (BRSV), bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) by real time PCR and Mycoplasma spp. (genus level detection) by endpoint PCR. 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: Bovine Coronavirus PCR (BCV, BCoV)Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus PCR (BRSV)Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus PCR (BVDV)Mycoplasma spp. PCR