Serum (1 ml minimum)
Detection of antibody to Brucella ovis by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).
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.
APHIS-approved laboratory for Import/Export. Tests for antibody to Brucella ovis.
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.