Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VS) - New Jersey VN

Section: Virology

Fee: $5.00

Turnaround Time: 1-2 weeks, advance notification of submissions will decrease turnaround time

Days Test Started: Monday,Tuesday

Species: Bovine, Equine, Porcine




Minimum Amount


Red top Vacutainer tube or equivalent

0.5 – 1 ml*

Collection Information

GENERAL - Label all containers with appropriate information - Animal ID, Owner Name, Veterinarian, Sample Type, Date.
REFRIGERATION - Refrigerate all samples until shipment.
SERUM - Collect blood in a red top or tiger top blood tube. Allow the sample to clot at room temperature before centrifuging or refrigerating. Serum may be submitted in a spun down tiger top or poured off after spinning into a secondary tube. If submitting specimens from multiple animals, 1) label each tube sequentially (e.g., 1, 2, 3…) to correspond to the specimen/animal order on the submission form; 2) for each specimen, list animal IDs on submission form; and, 3) if >10 animals per submission, please submit an electronic spreadsheet with animal IDs (in sequential order) – this will facilitate accessioning and data entry, reducing turn-around time.

Shipping Information

OVERNIGHT - Ship overnight in an insulated shipper with ice packs (pack absorptive material to collect moisture) DO NOT SHIP OVER THE WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY - NO SATURDAY DELIVERY
SERUM - Package blood tubes in a blood tube box or wrap securely with paper towel or bubble wrap to provide protection.

Additional Information
Request tests on the Serology submission form. Notify the lab before sending more than 4 samples. Advance notification of sample submissions of any number may decrease the test turn around time.

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