Bluetongue Virus / Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (PCR)

Preferred Sample

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

Fee

$40

Acceptable Samples

Lymph node

Schedule

Days Tested

WED

Turnaround Time

1-3 business days from test day

Description

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.

Species

Bovine | Ovine | Caprine | Wildlife Exotic | Other

Shipping Requirements

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