VDL offers PEDV Differentiation Real-Time PCR
The University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory now offers a Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) differentiation Real-Time PCR test. This test can distinguish between the virulent and the less severe variant strain of PEDV. The cost of the test is $31 per sample (plus $10 accession fee) and the test is run on Fridays. Results are available in 5 business days.
This assay does not include Porcine Deltacorona virus (PDCoV), or Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus (TGEV) like the routine PEDV / PDCoV / TGEV triplex assay. THe UMN VDL recommends first testing samples with the PEDV / PDCoV / TGEV triplex PCR to confirm PEDV status before requesting the PEDV differentiation PCR.
Please see the fact sheet for more information on sensitivity, specificity and precision.