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