Bovine, Camelid, Caprine, Ovine
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: 

One or more of the following: 2-3 g feces, 1 mL intestinal content, 1-2 g fresh intestine.

Collection Protocol: 

Send labeled individual specimens. Fresh samples provide the most accurate results. Pooled testing available. Do not submit feces in gloves.

Additional Information: 

Detection of Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis, the causative agent of Johne's disease (MAP), by real time PCR, following the protocol approved by the USDA. 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. This is a reportable disease and the State Veterinarian will be notified of positive results.