Lab Section: Molecular Diagnostics
Description: The test is designed to identify canine parainfluenza virus (CPIV) in dogs with acute respiratory disease. It uses the RT-PCR molecular method to amplify and detect a short region from the hemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN) gene of CPIV.
Min Sample Volume: 1 swab
Collection Container: Submit swabs in virus transport media or sterile, sealed vials with several drops of saline added, to prevent desiccation.
Test Target: Nucleic Acid
Test Days: M-F as needed
Test Turnaround (business days): 2-3 days