Diagnostic Section: 
Molecular Diagnostics
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Turn Around Time: 
1-2 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: 

1 g fresh or frozen liver tissue

Collection Protocol: 

Collect specimens aseptically into individual sterile, leak proof containers and label with permanent marker. Fresh samples provide the most accurate results. Specimens should be frozen if not able to forward to lab within 48 hours.

Additional Information: 

Detection of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus, type 2 by real time PCR. If RHDV2 is not detected by rtPCR in a domestic or feral rabbit and clinical signs are consistent for RHDV2, samples will be sent to FADDL to perform testing for RHDVa and to repeat RHDV2 testing. If RHDV2 is detected in a new wild rabbit species, specimens will be sent to FADDL for confirmatory testing. RHDV2 is an OIE reportable disease. If RHDV2 is detected in any rabbit species, USDA Veterinary Services and our State Veterinarian will be notified.