Vector-borne Targeted NGS Panel

Section: Molecular Diagnostics

Fee: $200.00

Turnaround Time: 5 - 7 business days

Days Test Started: Wednesday

Species: Canine, Feline




Minimum Amount

Whole Blood (minimum sample*)

EDTA (purple top tube)

0.5 mL

Skin Biopsy **

Fresh/Frozen - no formalin

Brain (EEE, WNV)

Fresh/Frozen - no formalin

Tissues (lymph node, liver, spleen)

Fresh/Frozen - no formalin

Lymph Node Aspirate

Synovial Fluid

0.2 mL



Collection Information

GENERAL - Label all containers with appropriate information - Animal ID, Owner Name, Veterinarian, Sample Type, Date.
REFRIGERATION - Refrigerate all samples until shipment.
EDTA BLOOD - Collect blood in appropriate vacutainer tube making sure to meet minimum quantity.
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
EDTA BLOOD - Package blood tubes in a blood tube box or wrap securely with paper towel or bubble wrap to provide protection.
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
* - Whole Blood: please include whole blood for every submission. The submission can be supplemented by any of the additional specimens listed below.
** - Skin Biopsy: submit skin associated with potential tick-borne rash or area of tick attachment. Please do not put in a container of formalin.

Turn Around
Testing starts on Wednesday. Samples received by Tuesday or Wednesday morning (by noon) will be set up for testing with results reporting on the following Monday. Samples received after Wednesday morning will not be set up until the following week.

Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Anaplasma platys, Babesia canis, Babesia gibsoni, Bartonella henselae, Bartonella vinsonii, Borrelia burgdorferi, Cytauxzoon felis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, Ehrlichia canis, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, Ehrlichia ewingii, Francisella tularensis, Leishmania spp., Candidatus Mycoplasma haematoparvum, Mycoplasma haemocanis, Mycoplasma haemofelis, Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum, Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis, Rickettsia rickettsii (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever), West Nile Virus, Yersinia pestis.

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