Minimum 5 g fresh feces or intestinal contents. If submitting tied off sections of intestine, submit 2 individual sections to allow for dispersal to lab sections.
The diagnostic panel for ruminant diarrhea and scours includes the following testing:
Additional testing available at discounted pricing when requesting the entire diagnostic panel:
The E. coli-K99 PCR assay is specific for detection of the K99+ antigen and will not detect other strains of E. coli.
Salmonella PCR testing requires overnight incubation in selenite enrichment broth. The post-enrichment Salmonella PCR results are reported separately after overnight incubation. Results will be available the next business day following enrichment.
The Bovine Rotavirus PCR assay is specific for Group A rotaviruses and will not detect other common rotaviruses (i.e., Group B, commonly detected in sheep and goats).
Determination of the diagnostic sensitivity and specificity for the PCR assays is in progress.
All tests may be requested individually, see website for details.