Nasal swabs (must submit 2, one dry/in PBS and one in bacterial transport media), transtracheal wash/bronchoalveolar lavage, lung
PCR 1-3 business days from test day; Culture 2-5 days
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.
To ensure inclusion in the test run, samples should arrive the day prior to test day.
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).