Learn more about sending samples for molecular diagnostics testing in our online Education Library.Moist swabs are preferred; it its recommended to add 1-2 drops of sterile saline to the swab and place in a sterile, leak-proof container (e.g. red top tube). Bacterial culture swabs submitted in bacterial culture media (gel, charcoal, etc.) are not suitable for PCR testing. Fresh samples provide the most accurate results.
Sealed, leak-proof plastic bag or container.
Label all samples. Ship overnight on cold packs in an insulated container.
Samples from different anatomical locations of the same animal will be tested and charged separately unless instructed to pool on the submission form.