Bovine Herpesvirus-1 (PCR)

Preferred Sample

Nasal or deep oropharyngeal swab, lung, trachea



Acceptable Samples

Brain, heart, liver, placenta


Days Tested


Turnaround Time

1-2 business days from test day


This assay targets the DNA of a portion of the glycoprotein B gene from Bovine herpesvirus-1. This assay can be tested with BVD and Lepto (See Bovine Abortion Multiplex) or with BVD, BCoV and BRSV (See Bovine Respiratory Multiplex).


Bovine | Other

Shipping Requirements

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

Additional Instructions

Submit swabs in sterile, redtop tubes (without additives) or other sterile screwcap containers with a small amount of saline (enough to cover the fibrous head of the swab) to maintain moisture. Viral transport media and universal transport media are also acceptable. Gel, such as culturette media or the type found in serum separator tubes, can inhibit PCR and should not be tested. Bacterial transport containers are not appropriate for PCR testing. If bacterial culture is also requested, please submit a second swab in the appropriate bacterial transport container.