Feline Respiratory Panel detects the following pathogens by PCR: Bordetella bronchiseptica, Mycoplasma felis and M. cynos, Chlamydia spp., Pneumovirus, Influenza A virus (all subtypes), Mycoplasma cynos, and Streptococcus zooepidemicus, and detects Feline herpesvirus (viral rhinotracheitis) and Feline calicivirus by virus isolation.

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

Nasal Swabs or nasopharyngeal swabs. DO NOT use swabs with bacterial transport medium.
Tracheal wash or bronchoalveolar lavage
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 fluids or tissues.

Handling/ Storage:

Refrigerate

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