Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (PCR)

Preferred Sample

Fresh ear notch (EN), EDTA whole blood (1 ml minimum), thymus, spleen



Acceptable Samples

Serum, milk, lung, kidney, intestine, heart, lymph node, placenta


Days Tested


Turnaround Time

1-3 business days from test day


This assay targets the RNA of the 5’UTR segment of the Bovine viral diarrhea virus. This assay can be tested with BoHV-1 (See Bovine Abortion Multiplex) or with BoHV-1, BCoV and BRSV (See Bovine Respiratory Disease Multiplex).


Bovine | Ovine | Caprine | Wildlife Exotic | Other

Shipping Requirements

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

Additional Instructions

Our BVD PCR assays do not differentiate between persistent/chronic infection (PI) and transient/acute infection (TI). See BVDV submission guide for sample collection, submission, and result interpretation information. Ear notches must be submitted in sterile container (red top tube without preservatives or gel, screw top container). Please DO NOT submit ear notches in Ziploc bags or WhirlPaks as processing may be significantly delayed. Please note: We do not currently accept AllFlex Tissue Sampling devices.

EN, EDTA whole blood, or serum samples can be tested in pools (See Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (pooled) PCR).