Bluetongue Virus / Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (PCR)

Preferred Sample

EDTA whole blood (1 ml minimum), lung, liver, spleen



Acceptable Samples

Lymph node


Days Tested


Turnaround Time

1-3 business days from test day


This assay targets the RNA of a portion of the NS1 from the Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) virus and RNA of portions of the S10 and M5 genes from Bluetongue virus (BTV). This assay detects representatives of at least 7 known serotypes of EHD and all 24 historically recognized serotypes of BTV; however, serotypes cannot be differentiated and evidence suggests that not all sequence variants of all serotypes may be efficiently detected with this assay.


Bovine | Ovine | Caprine | Wildlife Exotic | Other

Shipping Requirements

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