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)
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.
To ensure inclusion in the test run, samples should arrive the day prior to test day.
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 ($20).