Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (pooled) (PCR)

Preferred Sample

Fresh ear notch, EDTA whole blood (1 ml minimum)



Acceptable Samples



Days Tested


Turnaround Time

1-3 business days from test day


This assay targets the RNA of the 5’UTR segment of the Bovine viral diarrhea virus. Please be aware that this assay could detect vaccine strains if vaccination occurs within a few days or weeks of testing.


Bovine | Other

Shipping Requirements

To ensure inclusion in the test run, samples should arrive the day prior to test day.

Package samples appropriately for the weather conditions. Frozen EDTA whole blood samples cannot be tested; however, frozen serum is acceptable. If freezing is a concern due to weather conditions, please submit serum.

Additional Instructions

Our BVD PCR assays do not differentiate between persistent/chronic infection (PI) and transient/acute infection (TI). See BVDV submission guide for sample collection, submission, and result interpretation information. Please note: We do not currently accept AllFlex Tissue Sampling devices.

Ear notches must be submitted in sterile container (red top tube without gel or preservatives, screw top container). Please do not submit ear notches in Ziploc bags or Whirl-paks as processing may be significantly delayed.

Large numbers of samples (>50) should be submitted the day before scheduled test day to ensure reported turn around time.

Pools will be made at the lab in groups of up to 15 samples. Samples will be pooled by the laboratory in sequential order as listed on the Submission Form/Sample Identification Form. Broken or missing samples will not be shifted or replaced with additional samples. However, if a retest is required, you will only be charged for the actual number of retested individuals.

Retest of positive individual samples is $35.00 per/sample.