feces (no more than 10g needed)
Do NOT use GLOVE or WHIRL-PAC BAG as container. Use leakproof hard plastic container with screw cap
Please make sure container has no outside contamination. NO GLOVES or WHIRL PAC BAGS.
Specimens from sheep, goat, and exotic ruminants also accepted.
Ct Values from this assay correspond to the shedding status of the animal 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
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. 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.
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.
* Samples need to be received by Tuesday at 1:00 PM to be included in testing.