Diagnostic Section: 
Molecular Diagnostics
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship overnight in an insulated container, with ice packs. Ship Monday-Thursday, to arrive no later than Friday.
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Turn Around Time: 
2-3 days, STAT request: Same day if specimen is received by 10:00am; after 10:00am, results in 24 hours.**
Specimen Requirements: 

EDTA blood, fresh feces, intestinal contents/scraping 

Recommend testing both blood and feces (fee applies for each specimen)

Collection Protocol: 

Collect at least 2-3 ml of blood in appropriate size tube, so that tube is at least half full.
Place fecal specimen in a sealed, leak proof container - OB sleeves or gloves are not acceptable

Additional Information: 

This real-time PCR assay detects Neorickettsia risticii DNA, the causative agent of Potomac Horse Fever.

*Fee is $36.75 each for the first 3 tests. If 4 or more tests are submitted from the same herd at the same time all tests are $33.00 each.
**STAT fee of $30 will be added for STAT requests.