Neonatal diarrhea study

Preferred Sample

Feces, intestine

Fee

$60*

Schedule

Days Tested

MON | TUE | WED | THU | FRI

Calf diarrhea PCR: MON – June thru December || MON | THU – January thru May

Turnaround Time

2-5 days

Description

Screen includes aerobic culture with one susceptibility test, transmission electron microscopy for rotavirus and coronavirus, and modified acid-fast stain for Cryptosporidium. If animal is less than two weeks of age, E. coli virulence genes by PCR are included.

Bovine only: The calf diarrhea PCR panel for rotavirus, coronavirus, and Cryptosporidium will be performed in lieu of electron microscopy and microscope evaluation of acid-fast stained smears.

*$60 for first sample, $50 for each additional sample

Species

Bovine | Ovine | Caprine

Additional Instructions

Please note that these test methods are validated on individual samples only. The laboratory will not pool the samples due to potential false negative results.