Lab Section: Molecular Diagnostics
Description: Detects Equine herpesvirus type 5 (EHV-5) only. Request the Gamma-EHV panel for EHV-2 and 5 testing.
Min Sample Volume: 2g tissue; 2 mL EDTA blood; 10 mL tracheal wash; 1 mL supernatant
Collection Container: Swab in sterile vial with 2-3 drops sterile saline or in viral transport media; DO NOT PLACE IN BACTERIAL TRANSPORT MEDIA; Other samples in leak-proof container
Test Target: Nucleic Acid
Test Days: M - F
Test Turnaround (business days): 2 days