Available Testing Options

Bovine Respiratory PCR Panel - FALL DISCOUNT

From now through December, KSVDL is offering a 20% discount on the bacterial and viral respiratory PCR panels. The bacterial panel detects M. haemolytica, P. multocida, H. somni, M. bovis, and B. trehalosi. The viral panel detects, BVDV, BRSV, BCoV, IBR, and includes M. bovis.

The test can be completed on either tissue (lymph node or lung) or nasal/pharyngeal swabs. Only one sample is required as a single sample can be utilized for both the viral and bacterial PCR panels. The swab must be either a sterile swab in 0.25 ml of sterile saline or a swab in viral transport media or used with the Copan-Eswab™ system.

A “gel” bacterial swab is not acceptable.

Fall Discount Cost: $34.00 for either bacterial or viral PCR panel or $68.00 for both panels.

Bovine Abortion Tissue PCR Panel

KSVDL is now offering a panel that includes testing for five Leptospira serovars (L. canicola, L. grippotyphosa, L. hardjo, L. icterohaemorrhagiae, L. pomona), IBR, BVD type 1 and 2, and Neospora caninum in fetal tissue.

Specimens to submit
Fresh tissues that include: placenta, lung, kidney, spleen, skeletal muscle, brain, liver

Days tested: M-F
Estimated turnaround: 1-2 days
Cost: $42.00

Bluetongue (BT) and Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) PCR

KSVDL is now offering a PCR panel that includes testing for bluetongue virus and epizootic hemorrhagic virus, which can affect multiple species including sheep, goats, cattle, buffalo, and deer.

The signs of this disease can be mistaken for other vesicular diseases such as vesicular stomatitis (VS) and foot and mouth disease (FMD). KSVDL recommends if a vesicular disease is recognized by a practitioner that they immediately call their state veterinarian.

Specimens to submit: 1-2 ml of EDTA blood (purple top) or 1.0 gram of fresh spleen in a sterile preservative free container.

Days tested: M-F
Estimated turnaround: 1-2 days
Cost: $42.00

For more information on these test options, please contact KSVDL Client Care at clientcare@vet.k-state.edu or 866-884-3867.

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