Feline Respiratory Multiplex (FCV, FeHV-1) (PCR): Feline Calicivirus and Feline Herpesvirus-1

Preferred Sample

Swab (oropharyngeal, conjunctival, nasal), respiratory secretions, lung




Days Tested


Turnaround Time

1-3 business days from test day


This assay targets the RNA of a portion of the Orf1 region from the Feline Calicivirus and DNA of a portion of the glycoprotein B gene from Feline Herpesvirus-1.



Shipping Requirements

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

Additional Instructions

Submit swabs in sterile, redtop tubes (without additives) or other sterile screwcap containers to with a small amount of saline (enough to cover the fibrous head of the swab) to maintain moisture. Viral transport media and universal transport media are also acceptable. Gel, such as culturette media or the type found in serum separator tubes, can inhibit PCR and should not be tested. Bacterial transport containers are not appropriate for PCR testing. If bacterial culture is also requested, please submit a second swab in the appropriate bacterial transport container.