Diagnostic Section: 
Molecular Diagnostics
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship overnight in an insulated container, with ice packs.
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Turn Around Time: 
1-3 days, STAT request: Same day if specimen is received by 10:00am; after 10:00am, results in 24 hours.**
Specimen Requirements: 

Deep nasal swab, transtracheal wash or lung tissue

Collection Protocol: 

Collect nasal swabs (flocked or Dacron tipped swab - avoid wooden shafts) in dry sterile tubes - no anticoagulant or gel; plain red-top vacutainer tubes work well. Place transtracheal wash or tissue into sterile, leak proof containers. Keep specimens refrigerated.  


Additional Information: 

The Equine Respiratory real-time PCR Panel includes testing for:

  • Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) - includes neurotropic genotyping on positive results
  • Equine Herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4)
  • Equine Rhinitis virus  A (ERVA)
  • Equine Rhinitis virus  B (ERVB)
  • Influenza-A (targets the IAV matrix gene, which detects all Influenza Type-A viruses, including H3N8)
  • Equine Viral Arteritis virus (EVA)
  • Streptococcus equi, subsp. equi

Note: Rhodococcus equi may be added for an additional $35.75

**STAT fee of $40 will be added for STAT requests.