Bovine Leukemia Virus (ELISA)

Preferred Sample

Serum (1 ml minimum)




Days Tested


Turnaround Time

1-2 days


Detection of antibody to bovine leukemia virus by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).



Shipping Requirements

To avoid hemolysis, serum should be removed from the clot and aliquoted to another tube prior to shipping. Hemolysis affects serologic testing and may cause a sample to be rejected. Samples should be kept cold during transport. Avoid freeze-thaw cycles.

Additional Instructions

APHIS-approved lab for Import/Export. Samples for serologic testing must be received during business hours the day before scheduled testing to ensure inclusion in the test run. If not, they will be tested the following scheduled test day. STAT testing may be available, contact the lab for more information.