Fresh ear notch, EDTA whole blood (1 ml minimum)
MON | THU
1-3 business days from test day
This assay targets the RNA of the 5’UTR segment of the Bovine viral diarrhea virus. Please be aware that this assay could detect vaccine strains if vaccination occurs within a few days or weeks of testing.
Bovine | Other
To ensure inclusion in the test run, samples should arrive the day prior to test day.
Package samples appropriately for the weather conditions. Frozen EDTA whole blood samples cannot be tested; however, frozen serum is acceptable. If freezing is a concern due to weather conditions, please submit serum.
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. Please note: We do not currently accept AllFlex Tissue Sampling devices.
Ear notches must be submitted in sterile container (red top tube without gel or preservatives, screw top container). Please do not submit ear notches in Ziploc bags or Whirl-paks as processing may be significantly delayed.
Large numbers of samples (>50) should be submitted the day before scheduled test day to ensure reported turn around time. Pools will be made at the lab in groups of up to 15 samples. Retest of positive individual samples is $20.00 per/sample.