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.
Specimen Requirements: 

Nasal swab, lung

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 and differentiation of North American (NA) and European Union (EU) strains of porcine respiratory & resproductive syndrome virus (PRRS), porcine circovirus type -2 (PCV-2), swine influenza matrix (and H, N subtyping if detected) by real time PCR and Mycoplasma spp. (genus level only) by endpoint PCR. 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. Panel Includes: Mycoplasma spp. PCRPorcine Circovirus Type 2 PCR (PCV-2) Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome Virus Multiplex PCR (PRRSV-NA/EU)Swine Influenza Virus Matrix (IAV-S, NAHLN)