Canine Respiratory Panel

Preferred Sample

Nasal swabs (must submit 2, one dry/in PBS and one in bacterial transport media), transtracheal wash/bronchoalveolar lavage, lung

Fee

$100

Schedule

Days Tested

WED

Turnaround Time

PCR 1-3 business days from test day; Culture 2-5 days

Description

This assay targets the RNA of a portion of the matrix gene of the Influenza A virus, N protein gene from the Canine distemper virus, and nucleocapsid gene from Canine respiratory coronavirus. Please be aware that this assay could detect vaccine strains if vaccination occurs within a few days or weeks of testing.

Species

Canine

Shipping Requirements

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

Additional Instructions

Panel includes canine influenza A virus (all known types), canine distemper virus, canine respiratory coronavirus and aerobic culture for bacterial respiratory pathogens (Bordetella spp., Mycoplasma spp., Streptococcus spp., hemolytic E. coli, etc).