W (samples must be received by 1:00 p.m. Tuesday)
Feces (no more than 10 g needed)
Please make certain the container has no outside contamination. NO GLOVES or WHIRL-PAC BAGS.
Ct values from this assay correspond to the shedding status of the animals as follows:
Less than Ct 25 = High Shedding
Ct 25 to Ct 30 = Moderate Shedding
Ct 30 to Ct 37 = Low Shedding
Ct 37 to Ct 40 = Suspect Animal
Above 40 or no Ct value = Negative
Following the guidelines listed under the Submitted Specimen Requirements will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple Test is being requested on a specimen, there may not be adequate sample volume to perform each test. Please submit an adequate sample volume to meet the requirements of each test. If multiple agent testing is requrested, please submit 2 tablespoons/30 ml of fecal material. This will allow an adequate sample volume to properly conduct each test.
The lab may pool specimens with up to 5 samples per pool (please indicate on the submission form). Pooling results in slightly decreased test sensitivity. DO NOT PRE-POOL SAMPLES
Leakproof hard plastic container with screw cap. Do NOT use GLOVE or WHIRL-PAC bag.