Lab Section: Molecular Diagnostics
Description: Multiple PCR assays, each detecting a single pathogen, run together as a panel, includes: Canine Adenovirus Virus, Canine Distemper Virus,Canine Parainfluenza Virus, Canine Pneumovirus, Beta-Coronavirus, Bordetella bronchiseptica, Mycoplasma cynos, Influenza A Virus (comprehensive Influenza Virus detection, including all currently recognized canine influenza viruses)
Min Sample Volume: 1 set of swabs
Collection Container: Submit swabs in sterile, sealed vials with several drops of saline added, to prevent desiccation. Bacterial transport media are not appropriate. Cotton, plastic, wood-handled, and Dacron and other synthetic swabs are all acceptable. Calcium alginate swabs should be avoided. Submit lung tissue in leakproof, unbreakable, sealed, sterile container.
Test Target: Nucleic Acid
Test Days: M-F as needed
Test Turnaround (business days): 2-3 days