Brucella spp. PCR

Section: Molecular Diagnostics

Fee: $30.00

Turnaround Time: 1 - 2 business days

Days Test Started: Wednesday,Friday

Species: Bovine, Canine, Caprine, Equine, Ovine, Porcine, Ruminant




Minimum Amount


Leakproof Container


Leakproof Container

8 - 10 grams

Placenta (cotyledons)

Leakproof Container

8 - 10 grams

Fetal Tissues

Leakproof Container

8 - 10 grams


Leakproof Container

5-10 ml

Whole blood

EDTA (purple) vacutainer

3-4 ml

Collection Information

SWABS for PCR: Synthetic (Dacron/polyester) swabs are recommended. Swabs should be placed in a commercial transport system (examples: Viral Culturette, Becton Dickinson; Universal Transport Medium, Copan Diagnostics) or in a sterile, leakproof tube with 0.5 ml sterile saline/PBS. Refrigerate all samples until shipment.

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
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.

Additional Information
Detects Brucella spp. at the genus level.
This test is also part of the ruminant (bovine, ovine, caprine) abortion panels - see Ruminant Abortion C3B Multiplex PCR (Chlamydia and Brucella).

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