Catalog Item Details

  TEST NAME Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) PCR (MDL-3320)
  SECTION Molecular Service
  SPECIMENS Swabs (nasal or pharyngeal swabs), Ear Notches, Serum Blood, Milk (individual or bulk tank milk), Fetal Tissue Pool

A gel bacterial swab is not acceptable


  SPECIES Bovine
  PRICING $26.50
  SAMPLE CONTAINER EDTA blood tube (purple top), Red top blood tube or preservative-free sterile tube, Spill-proof sterile container
  SHIPPING PRESERVE Cold Pack
  DAYS TESTED M-F
  ESTIMATED TURNAROUND 1-2 days
  TEST COMMENTS

Detects persistently infected (PI) and transiently infected (TI) animals

Results reported as Negative, Positive, Suspect with Ct values


Individual testing: $25.50/sample
Pooled samples (blood, serum, and ear notches only):
  • 2-5 samples: $26.50 total
  • 6-24 samples: $4.00 per sample
  • 25-50 samples: $2.50 per sample
  • Individuals within positive pools will be tested for $16.00 per sample

For pooling, individual samples must be collected; the laboratory will pool the samples


For ear notches, submission in red top tubes is preferred. Zip lock bags are also acceptable


Swabs must be submitted in one of the following:

  • 0.25 ml sterile saline
  • Viral transport media
  • Copan-Eswab™ system

A gel bacterial swab is not acceptable
  PROCEDURES Real-Time PCR
  DELIVERY METHOD Next day delivery or 2 day transit is recommended
  SECTION GROUP Molecular Diagnostics