Nasal swab, EDTA whole blood (1 ml minimum), lung, liver. Testing of nasal swabs and EDTA whole blood is recommended and may be helpful in assessing stage of infection.
1-2 business days from test day
This assay targets the DNA of the glycoprotein B gene from Equine herpes virus to detect and distinguish EHV-1 and EHV-4. However, this assay cannot distinguish mutant or neuropathogenic strains of EHV-1.
*$40 for the first sample, $15 for an additional sample on the same animal.
Equine | Other
To ensure inclusion in the test run, samples should arrive the day prior to test day.
Submit synthetic nasal swabs in a sterile container with approximately 1 ml sterile saline or in viral transport media to maintain moisture. Swabs in bacteria transport media are not recommended for PCR and may be rejected.