One of the following: 1 g or 1 mL fresh feces; 0.5 cm x 0.5 cm fresh intestinal necropsy tissue; or fecal swab. Nasal swabs and lung tissue are not acceptable for equine testing.
If firm stool is not available, allow swab to absorb liquid feces or roll the swab in fecal material and cover cotton swab.
Swab: sterile, sealed vials with several drops of saline added to prevent desiccation.
Feces or tissue: leak-proof, sterile container.
Bacterial transport media are not appropriate for PCR assays. Dacron and synthetic swabs are preferred for PCR based assays. Calcium alginate swabs are not acceptable.
Label all samples. Ship overnight on cold packs.
This test is performed at the Cornell University Animal Health Diagnostic Center in Ithaca, NY. Prices for tests performed outside TVMDL may not include lab accession and forwarding fees and are subject to change without notice. Turnaround times vary depending on shipping time and the referral lab's schedule.