Molecular Diagnostics
Days Tested: 


Turnaround Time: 
2-5 business days. Testing may be longer on some samples
Specimen Requirements: 

1) Serum (at least 300 µL) 2) Virus isolate (at least 300 µL) 3) Tissue (1 cm3 or biopsy) 4) Extracted RNA 5) Oral Fluids (at least 2 ml)

Frozen gel packs

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

To ensure that samples are added to the daily PRRS sequencing run, please see that the lab has the specific request by 8 am on the day of testing. Virus isolate must come with a copy of a USDA shipping permit. Tissue: Send next day delivery. Oral Fluids: Do not pool group/pen samples. Additional Information. 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). The specimen type(s) listed for this test 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.

Viral PCR
Shipping Container: 

1,2) 1.5 ml microfuge tube 3) WHIRL-PAK or plastic bag 4) Sterile tube 5) Sterile tube or WHIRL-PAK