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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.

Influenza Virus Matrix PCR - IVMPCR

Sample Details: 1) tracheal, choanal, oropharyngeal, cloacal (duck) 2) tissue (min. 5 g); 3) allantoic fluid (min. 2 mL)
Cost/Fee: $36.75

Submit swabs in sterile, sealed vials with several drops of saline added, to prevent desiccation. Bacterial transport media are not appropriate for PCR assays. If culture is desired, submit a separate swab in an acceptable bacterial transport media. Cotton, plastic, wood-handled, and Dacron and other synthetic swabs are all acceptable for PCR-based assays. Calcium alginate swabs should be avoided.

All canine and feline samples testing positive for influenza A matrix will be further tested to determine subtype. Subtyping will be done automatically and at no additional charge. Results will be available within 3-5 days following release of the original result on an addended report.

*May qualify for New York State contract pricing.


Lab Section: Molecular Diagnostics

Description: This PCR assay will detect most if not all influenza virus types currently circulating in most species, including 2009 H1N1 and the 2015 Canine H3N8. This assay does not specifically identify the influenza H and N types. That testing can potentially be requested on positive samples if unusual outbreaks or cross-species transmission is suspected.

Min Sample Volume:

Collection Container: unbreakable, leak-proof container

Coolant: Refrigerate

Test Target: Nucleic Acid

Test Days: M-F as needed

Test Turnaround (business days): 2-3 days


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