Tritrichomonas foetus (Individual) (PCR)

Preferred Sample

Preputial Wash (2 ml minimum)

Fee

$25*

Acceptable Samples

Fetus, intestine, lung, endometrium, inoculated InPouch TF, cervico-vaginal Mucous

Schedule

Days Tested

TUE | THU

Turnaround Time

Next business day

Description

This targets the DNA of a portion of the 5.8S rRNA gene and interal transcribed spacer-1 (ITS-1) region of the protozoan parasite Tritrichomonas foetus.

*Each additional test is $15.

Species

Bovine

Shipping Requirements

Samples must be received by 9:30 am of the test day to ensure the reported turn around time. Large numbers of samples (>50 individuals) should be submitted the day before scheduled test day to ensure reported turn around time.

Send on cold pack/ice in sterile leak-proof container. Plastic tubes are preferred. If blood tubes are used, must be red top without serum separator gel or anticoagulant. Please do not send samples in Whirl-Paks as samples tend to leak and may lead to contamination of other samples.

Samples must be received by the laboratory within 5 days of collection date as false negative results are possible. Samples greater than 5 days old will be rejected and must be recollected.

Collection date must be noted on the submission form. Failure to include a collection date may cause a delay in testing and results. Please note that samples sent via UPS or FedEx arrive after the 9:30 am cut-off time.

Additional Instructions

An appropriately collected washing should be light pink and cloudy, with visible material and little blood. Clear samples and samples with significant blood or fecal contamination are not appropriate for testing and may be either rejected or have a disclaimer placed on test results.

See submission guide for sample collection and submission guidelines. The submitter is responsible for checking destination state requirements concerning pooling of samples for Tritrichomonas testing.