African Swine Fever (ASF) (PCR)

Preferred Sample

Live sick animal: Whole blood

Dead animal: Tonsil, spleen, spleen swab, lymph node (gastrohepatic and renal)




Days Tested

As needed

Turnaround Time

1-3 business days from day of test


This is a NAHLN assay; approval to conduct surveillance testing is based upon satisfactory completion of the yearly proficiency test. Please contact your local/state veterinarian before submitting samples to the NDSU-VDL. Specific foreign animal disease investigation (FADI) and collection procedures must be followed before the test can be performed.



Shipping Requirements

Samples must be received by 11:00 am of the test day to ensure the reported turnaround time.