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Each accession received will be charged a $5.00 accessioning fee, in addition to the requested testing.
Fees are subject to change without notice, please call the lab if you have any questions.
Contract pricing available. For information please refer to the contract billing page.

All test turnaround times are listed in business days and do not include Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.

Bovine Virus Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) Ag Capture ELISA (ACE) - BVDACE

Sample Details: NO POOLED SAMPLES OF ANY KIND 1) 1 mL serum, must be at least 61 days old; 2) milk, any age; 3) fresh ear-notch/skin biopsy (i.e., NOT fixed), any age. Acceptable species: Bovine
Cost/Fee: $5.50 /sample
Comment: The current ACE test has been validated for use with 1mm diameter ear punch samples in addition to the standard large biopsy specimens. However, the volume of sample buffer must be restricted to 0.25 ml with the small specimens as compared to the volume (2 ml) for the standard skin biopsies. If you are planning to submit small biopsy specimens, contact the lab for instructions. Small biopsies submitted in 2 ml buffer volumes must be rejected for testing and there will be no exceptions. If you have any doubt about the acceptability of the sample size, remove the sample buffer from the AHDC sample tubes and submit the sample in the dry tube.

An additional processing fee of $1.00/sample will be charged for ear notch samples that are not submitted in a container that can be directly used to conduct the test.  The AHDC does supply collection tubes at cost.  See suitable collection containers below.  Ear notches placed in plastic bags are not acceptable for processing for the test. 

As with all tests for PI animals, the ACE test will occasionally detect an acutely infected animal. Accordingly, all test positive animals should be retested > 2 weeks from the initial sampling to verify PI status. The AHDC will continue to offer these retests at no charge if we tested the previous sample. 
  For more information on BVD testing in cattle, please see the fact sheet, Testing Options for Detection of Individual Bovine Virus Diarrhea Persistently Infected (BVD PI) Animals.

Lab Section: Virology

Description: Antigen Capture ELISA

Min Sample Volume:

Collection Container: 1) ice packs preferred; 2,3) Ship in insulated container with ice packs

Coolant: 1) No coolant; 2,3) Ship in insulated container with ice packs.

Test Target: Antigen

Test Days: 2x/wk

Test Turnaround (business days): 2-4 days


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