Insect, mosquito
Diagnostic Section: 
Molecular Diagnostics
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Turn Around Time: 
2-4 days
Shipping Requirements: 
Label tubes (use barcode if available) and place into cardboard shipping boxes provided by the OVDL. Ship overnight with dry ice in an insulated container. Ship Monday-Thursday only. Submit specimens in sealed leak-proof containers.
Specimen Requirements: 

Mosquitoes (up to 50) placed into a 2 ml snap cap tube

Collection Protocol: 

Freeze mosquitoes immediately following collection and identification. Keep mosquitoes frozen until shipment.

Additional Information: 

Detection of West Nile virus (WNV), St. Louis Encephalitis virus (SLEV) & western equine encephalitis virus (WEEV) by multiplex real time PCR. Test is performed for public health surveillance only. Please contact the OVDL for additional information. Panel Includes: St. Louis Encephalitis Virus PCR (SLE) West Nile Virus PCR (WNV)Western Equine Encephalitis Virus PCR (WEEV)