Foot and Mouth Disease (PCR)

Preferred Sample

Swab (oral or lesion), vesicular tissue




Days Tested

As needed

Turnaround Time

24 hours


This is a NAHLN assay; approval to conduct surveillance testing is based upon satisfactory completion of the yearly proficiency test. Please contact your local/state veterinarian before submitting samples to the NDSU-VDL. Specific foreign animal disease investigation (FADI) and collection procedures must be followed before the test can be performed.


Bovine | Ovine | Caprine | Porcine | Wildlife Exotic | Other

Shipping Requirements

Samples must be received 11 a.m. on the test day to ensure the reported turn around time.