All Species (exc. primates)
Diagnostic Section: 
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship overnight or 2-day in an insulated container, with ice packs
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Tuesday, Wednesday
Turn Around Time: 
2 days
Specimen Requirements: 

Serum - 1.0 ml preferred, 0.5 ml minimum

Collection Protocol: 

Collect in a red top tube, separate serum promptly OR collect in a serum separator tube, spin and send "as is"

Additional Information: 

Serum IgG antibody is endpoint titered by limiting dilutions using the AGID technique against the Meridian "F" antigen.

Antibodies direct again the "F" antigen indicate active or recent past (up to 1 year) infection. The ID test is usually positive within four weeks after infection and remains positive throughout the clinically active disease.