Serum (1 ml minimum)
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Detection of antibody to Brucella canis by rapid slide agglutination test.
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.
RSAT: If the serum is negative, the animal is considered either not infected with B. canis or early in infection prior to development of an antibody response. 2ME-RSAT: If the RSAT-positive sample is positive and also tests positive by 2ME-RSAT, the animal is presumptively diagnosed as being infected with B. canis. A culture examination should be performed for definitive diagnosis.
Note: Samples for serologic testing must be received during business hours the day before scheduled testing to ensure inclusion in the test run. If not, the sample will be tested on the following scheduled test day. STAT testing may be available, contact the lab for more information.