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Pneumovirus N RT-qPCR - PNVPCR


Sample Details: 1) Nasal swab, pharyngeal swab; 2) Tracheal wash, broncho-alveolar lavage; 3) Upper airway tissue, lung
Cost/Fee: $36.75
Comment: The virus has been known since the late 1930’s but it was long believed to infect only rodents. It is now commonly found in dogs and cats during outbreaks of acute respiratory disease, particularly when animals are in close confinement. There is no established etiologic role for pneumovirus in these outbreaks as multiple pathogens are typically involved.

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.

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


Lab Section: Molecular Diagnostics

Description: Identifies pneumovirus in dogs and cats. The virus has been known since the late 1930’s but it was long believed to infect only rodents.

Min Sample Volume: One swab.

Collection Container: 1) Swabs in Viral Transport Medium; 2) Leakproof container; 3) Sealable plastic bag or container

Coolant: Freezer Packs

Test Target: Nucleic Acid

Test Days: M-F as needed

Test Turnaround (business days): 2-3 days

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