Bovine Respiratory Disease Multiplex (BCoV, BoHV-1, BRSV, BVDV) (PCR)

Preferred Sample




Acceptable Samples

Nasal or oropharyngeal swabs


Days Tested

MON – June thru December

MON | THU – January thru May

Turnaround Time

1-3 business days from test day


This assay targets the DNA of a portion of the glycoprotein B gene of Bovine herpesvirus-1, RNA of a portion of the N gene from the Bovine coronoavirus, RNA of the 5’UTR segment of Bovine viral diarrhea virus, and RNA of the F gene from the Bovine respiratory syncytial virus. Please be aware that this assay could detect vaccine strains if vaccination occurs within a few days or weeks of testing.



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 to 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.