|TEST NAME||Leptospira PCR and 6 Serovar MAT (SMA-1100)|
|SECTION||Serology, Molecular Service|
PCR: (5.0 ml) Urine in a sterile container
**Urine is the preferred sample. It is most likely to be positive by the time the pet is symptomatic compared to whole blood.
(2.0 ml) Whole blood (purple top)
**Whole blood is only positive early in the course of disease, often while pet is still asymptomatic. We recommend performing PCR on both urine and whole blood if there is any doubt about the duration of illness.
(5 gm) Tissue (Kidney, Aborted Fetal Material or Placenta)
MAT: (2.0 ml) Serum (red top) or preservative free tube
|SAMPLE CONTAINER||Urine: Red top or preservative-free tube Whole blood: Purple top tube Fresh tissue: Spill-proof container|
|SHIPPING PRESERVE||Cold Pack|
|DAYS TESTED||T, F (early a.m)|
|ESTIMATED TURNAROUND||2-3 days|
|TEST COMMENTS||Reported as Positive, Negative, Suspect with Ct values|
|PROCEDURES||Polymerase chain reaction and Microscopic agglutination test|
|DELIVERY METHOD||Next day delivery or 2 day transit strongly recommended|
|SECTION GROUP||Molecular Diagnostics and Serology|