Bovine, Camelid, Caprine, Ovine
Diagnostic Section: 
Molecular Diagnostics
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Turn Around Time: 
4-5 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: 

Specimens are pooled by the lab in groups of 5 prior to testing. Submit labeled individual fecal specimens; if a pool tests positive, individual samples within the pool will be retested for an additional fee. Fresh samples provide the most accurate results. Do not submit feces in gloves.

Additional Information: 

Pooled testing for detection of Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis, the causative agent of Johne's disease, by real time PCR, following the protocol approved by the USDA. Up to 5 samples are pooled. This is a reportable disease and the State Veterinarian will be notified of positive results.