Molecular Diagnostics
Days Tested: 


Turnaround Time: 
5 business days for PCR; 3-6 weeks for viral isolation
Specimen Requirements: 

1) Tendon (at least 1 cm) 2) Heart (at least 1 cm3) 3) Semen (at least 0.5 ml)

Frozen gel packs

The PCR portion of this test is run at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory. The virus isolation is conducted in the St. Paul facility. 

This panel includes a turkey-specific qPCR (will not detect chicken Reovirus) and 2 types of viral isolation (using egg inoculation and cell lines). We expect to isolate virus from any sample with an initial positive PCR result. An initial negative PCR result, however, will require confirmation via isolation results to be confident in the results of the assay.

Turkey Reovirus (TRV) isolation may be requested independently, but any request for TRV PCR will also include viral isolation (at the panel price of $115).

The specimen type(s) listed for this test will provide an adequate sample volume to conduct this test. If multiple tests are 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) WHIRL-PAK or plastic bag 2) Plastic tube