Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRS) PCR

Section: Molecular Diagnostics

Fee: $30.00

Turnaround Time: 1 - 2 business days

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

Species: Porcine




Minimum Amount


Vacutainer tube

0.5-1 ml

Nasal Swab

Viral transport medium

Oral Fluid

Leakproof container

5 - 8 ml


Sealed Container or Whirlpack

3-5 ml

Lymph Node

Sealed Container or Whirlpack


Sealed Container or Whirlpack

Collection Information

SWABS: Synthetic (Dacron/polyester) swabs are recommended. Swabs should be placed in a viral 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. Any bacterial swab system (Amies agar, with or without charcoal) is unacceptable and will not be tested.
For pooling, recommend samples be collected, identified and submitted individually. The laboratory will pool samples. Oral fluid samples can NOT be pooled.

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
This test identifies both European (EU, type 1) and NA (type 2) strains of PRRS virus.

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