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: 

Deep nasal swab, transtracheal wash or lung tissue

Collection Protocol: 

Collect nasal swabs into dry sterile tubes(synthetic swab - avoid wooden or paper shafts).  NO Q-TIPS. Tubes should not contain anticoagulant or gel; plain red-top vacutainer tubes work well. Place transtracheal wash or tissue into sterile, leak-proof containers. Keep specimens refrigerated. If culture is desired, submit a duplicate swab in the appropriate bacterial transport media.

Additional Information: 

*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.