Fee: 
$52.00
Service: 
Molecular Diagnostics
Species: 
Canine
Feline
Porcine
Days Tested: 

As requested - This test is currently only available with approval of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health

Turnaround Time: 
1 business day
Specimen Requirements: 

Acceptable sample include:

Pan-species swabs:

    • Synthetic-tipped swabs (i.e. Dacron or rayon) with a plastic/metal shaft, shipped in approved medium, per CDC guidelines:
      • Swabs in viral transport media such as those based on Hanks BSS and MEM, also PBS; swabs with Ames media sponge
      • No solid media with swab immersion - these swabs will be rejected outright
    • Oropharyngeal swabs are preferred.  Nasopharyngeal, nasal mid-turbinate or anterior nares swabs will be accepted.

Porcine: serum, lung tissue, feces, oropharyngeal/tonsil swabs, and oral fluids

Coolant: 
All samples must be submitted on/with frozen cold-packs in a styrofoam container.
Comments: 

This test is currently only available with approval of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Please submit an adequate sample volume if additional tests are being requested.

More information

* Paperwork must be submitted in a second/separate whirl-pak that has had disinfectant applied or sprayed to the outside of the bag prior to shipment. All samples must be clearly identified with the patient/animal ID and the sample type/swab source.

Shipping Container: 

All samples must be submitted double bagged in a whirl-pak or ziplock bag that has had disinfectant applied or sprayed to the outside of the bag prior to shipment.

Location: 
VDL