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. Do not submit specimens in gloves.
Specimen Requirements: 

3-5 g fresh feces or intestinal contents

Collection Protocol: 

Collect specimens aseptically into individual sterile, leak proof containers and label with permanent marker. Fresh samples provide the most accurate results. Do not submit feces in gloves.

Additional Information: 

Detection of equine coronavirus (ECoV), Lawsonia intracellularis, Neorickettsia risticii (Potamac Horse Fever - PHF) by real time PCR, and Salmonella sp. by culture. Test is available as STAT if requested, for an additional fee. Salmonella culture subject to 7 business day turnaround time. For PCRs, 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: Equine Coronavirus PCR (ECoV) Lawsonia intracellularis PCRNeorickettsia risticii PCR (Potomac Horse Fever / PHF)