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Mycoplasma cynos PCR - MCYN

Sample Details: Nasal or oropharyngeal swab. Cotton, plastic, wood-handled, and Dacron and other synthetic swabs are all acceptable. Calcium alginate swabs should be avoided. Submit sample within 24 hrs of specimen collection.
Cost/Fee: $36.75
Comment: This is a test to detect M. cynos which may be identified in dogs during outbreaks of acute respiratory disease. Specimens should be collected early after signs of respiratory illness appear, preferably within the first 3 days. Testing may be most appropriate for situations where animals housed together are sequentially contracting acute respiratory disease.

This service is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems.

Lab Section: Molecular Diagnostics

Description: The test is primarily designed for identification of M. cynos in dogs with acute respiratory disease. It uses the RT-qPCR molecular method to amplify and detect a short region from the intergenic region between the 16S and 23S ribosomal RNA genes.

Min Sample Volume: 1 swab

Collection Container: In the absence of viral transport medium, submit swabs in sterile, sealed vials with several drops of saline added, to prevent desiccation. Bacterial transport media are not appropriate. Vials should be sealed to prevent desiccation.

Coolant: Refrigerate. Ship overnight in insulated container with freezer packs.

Test Target: Nucleic Acid

Test Days: M-F as needed

Test Turnaround (business days): 2-3 days


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