Pestivirus FA

Section: Virology

Fee: $8.00

Turnaround Time: 1 business day

Days Test Started: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Species: Bovine, Caprine, Ovine, Porcine, Other

Specimen

Name

Container

Minimum Amount

Fetal tissues, brain, spleen, placenta

Individual whirlpak or ziploc bags

1 g, dime to quarter size is ideal


Collection Information

GENERAL - Label all containers with appropriate information - Animal ID, Owner Name, Veterinarian, Sample Type, Date.
REFRIGERATION - Refrigerate all samples until shipment.
FRESH TISSUES - Collect tissues in sterile/clean containers (plastic jars or sealable plastic bags). Separate tissues in different containers and label with tissue type, animal ID, and owner name.

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
PAPERWORK - Package paperwork separately in a waterproof, sealable plastic bag. Ensure paperwork is complete and specimens are labeled for easily matching. If you are using CF.755 Multiple Animal Continuation Form, please include a hard copy and email a copy to addl@purdue.edu.
FRESH TISSUES - If shipping different tissue types, clearly label each container with owner and animal ID (if applicable) and sample/tissue type. Double bag ALL fresh tissues.
BLOCK/SLIDES - Please ship slides in a sturdy slide holder box. Paraffin blocks can be shipped in a sealable, plastic bag.

Additional Information
Does not differentiate between pestiviruses, rule out BVD by also requesting BVD FA.

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