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  TEST NAME Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) PCR (MDL-3440)
  SECTION Molecular Service
  SPECIMENS (5 gm) Tissue (Brain, Lung, Lymph node, Tonsil or Intestine)
(5 gm) Feces or Intestinal contents
Swabs (Nasal, Pharyngeal or Ocular)
(0.5 ml) Serum (red top) or preservative-free tube
(1.0 ml) Whole blood (purple top)
(1.0 ml) Urine
A gel bacterial swab is not acceptable

Ideal sample type varies based on clinical presentation.
The suggested sample types below may be most rewarding:

  • Gastrointestinal signs: Whole blood and/or feces
  • Respiratory signs: Nasal, pharyngeal, or ocular swabs
  • Neurologic signs: Whole blood, urine, and/or a conjunctival swab
  SPECIES Canine
Mustelid (ferret, mink, skunk)
Procyonid (raccoon)
  PRICING $34.00
  SAMPLE CONTAINER Spill-proof container, Viral Transport Media
  SHIPPING PRESERVE Cold Pack
  DAYS TESTED M-F
  ESTIMATED TURNAROUND 1-2 days
  TEST COMMENTS

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


Reported as Positive or Negative, Suspect with Ct values

  PROCEDURES Polymerase chain reaction
  DELIVERY METHOD Next day delivery or 2 day transit is recommended
  SECTION GROUP Molecular Diagnostics