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  TEST NAME Leptospira PCR and 6 Serovar MAT (SMA-1100)
  SECTION Serology, Molecular Service
  SPECIMENS

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

  SPECIES Canine
  PRICING $48.00
  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