Molecular Diagnostics
Days Tested: 


Turnaround Time: 
2-4 weeks
Specimen Requirements: 

1) Serum (at least 300 µl) 2) Virus isolate (at least 300 µl) 3) Tissue (1 cm3 or biopsy) 4) Oral Fluids /saliva (at least 2 ml)

Frozen gel packs

Note:A detection PCR will be performed first and charged to the client on all external samples submitted.

1) Shipping instruction: send next day delivery 2) Do not pool group/pen samples When sequencing is requested and a particular sample or number of samples to sequence isn't specified, the lab will default to sequencing the one sample with the lowest ct value (the lowest ct value represents the sample with the most virus or bacteria). Following the guidelines listed under the Submitted Specimen Requirements will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are to be 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 requested, please submit 2 tablespoons/30ml of fecal material. This will allow for an adequate sample volume to properly conduct each test.

Viral PCR
Shipping Container: 

1,2) 1.5 ml microfuge tube 3) WHIRL-PAK or plastic bag 4) Sterile tube or WHIRL-PAK