Equine Respiratory Panel

Preferred Sample

Nasal swabs (must submit 2- one swab in transport media (Amies, Stuart’s, etc.) and another with ~1 mL of sterile saline in a sterile red-top tube OR two red-top tubes, each containing a swab and ~1 mL of sterile saline)




Days Tested


Turnaround Time

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 and the DNA of the glycoprotein B gene from Equine herpesvirus to detect and distinguish EHV-1 and EHV-4.



Shipping Requirements

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

Additional Instructions

Panel includes influenza A virus PCR, equine herpesvirus (EHV-1 and EHV-4), and aerobic culture for bacterial respiratory pathogens. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing, if appropriate, will be performed for an additional fee ($30).