Virus Isolation - VI
Sample Details: 1) Tissue [target organs and blood-rich organs such as lymph nodes, spleen, lungs, kidney, heart, liver, brain] OR 2) Cerebrospinal fluid Or 3) EDTA whole blood OR 4) antemortem nasal swab AND 5) urine (see comment)
Cost/Fee: $70.00 /animal
Comment: Best sample may depend upon suspected viral infection and pathophysiology related to viremia, infected tissue and viral shedding.
Recent investigations indicate that urine is a good antemortem sample for detection of some viruses. There is generally a lack of information regarding viral detection in urine samples for many viral diseases. Please include urine if it is available when you are submitting other samples for virus isolation for our investigational use. No extra charges will be incurred.
Refer also to individual Virus Isolation tests. Call lab ahead before sending reptile samples. Swabs in bacterial transport medium are not appropriate for virus isolation or PCR testing. If viral transport media is unavailable, put swabs in a red top tube with a few drops of saline.
Lab Section: Virology
Description: See also specific Virus Isolation tests or clinical presentation
Min Sample Volume:
Collection Container: 1) Tissue in leakproof unbreakable containers 2) sterile, leakproof container; 3) EDTA blood tube; 4) in sterile leakproof container with 2-3 drops sterile saline or in Virus isolation media (not bacterial transport media
Coolant: Ship in insulated container with freezer packs for next day delivery pack
Test Target: Antigen
Test Days: M-F
Test Turnaround (business days): 21-30 days, sooner if Positive