Multiple PCR assays, each detecting a single pathogen, run together as a panel, includes: Canine Adenovirus Virus, Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Parainfluenza Virus, Canine Pneumovirus, Beta-Coronavirus, Bordetella bronchiseptica, Mycoplasma cynos, Streptococcus zooepidemicus, Influenza A Virus (comprehensive Influenza Virus detection, including all currently recognized canine influenza viruses).

Discipline:REFERRED
Test Days:M-W
Turn Around Time (Days):5-7 days
Samples:

Nasal Swabs or nasopharyngeal swabs - nasal swabs are preferred. DO NOT use swabs with bacterial transport medium.
Lung tissue from post-mortem cases

Container:

Submit swabs in sterile, sealed vials with several drops of saline added, to prevent desiccation. Bacterial gel transport media are not appropriate for PCR assays. Cotton, plastic, wood-handled, and Dacron and other synthetic swabs are all acceptable for PCR-based assays. Calcium alginate swabs should be avoided.

Leak-proof sterile container for tissues.

Handling/ Storage:

Refrigerate

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