Species: 
Amphibian, Avian, Bovine, Camelid, Canine, Caprine, Cervid, Equine, Exotic, Feline, Ovine, Porcine, Rodent
Diagnostic Section: 
Molecular Diagnostics
Test Fee: 
50.00
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: 1 g fresh tissue, 0.5-2 mL joint fluid, swab from affected area. Blood is not an acceptable specimen for this test.

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 of Mycoplasma spp. by PCR; species discrimination is not included. Test will not detect hemotropic mycoplasmas. 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. Test also available as part of the Camelid, Porcine and Small Ruminant Respiratory PCR Panels.