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: 

One or more of the following: Deep nasal swab, tracheal or pharyngeal swab, transtracheal wash, BAL, or lung

Collection Protocol: 

Place swab in a sterile, leak-proof container (e.g. red top tube), may submit dry or 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 and differentiation of influenza-A virus (IAV), equine artiritis virus (EAV/EVA), equine rhinitis virus Type A (ERAV) & B (ERBV), equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) & 4 (EHV-4) and Streptococcus equi ssp. equi. Includes follow-up testing for differentiation of neuropathogenic vs. non-neuropathogenic (respiratory / wild type) strains, if EHV-1 is detected. 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: Equine Arteritis Virus PCR (EAV/EVA) Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1, EHV-4) Multiplex PCREquine Rhinitis A & B Multiplex PCR (ERAV, ERBV)Influenza A Virus Matrix PCR (IAV)Streptococcus equi subsp. equi PCR (Strangles)