Catalog Item Details

  TEST NAME Canine Distemper Virus PCR(MDL-3440)
  SECTION Molecular Service
  SPECIMENS Swabs: Nasal, pharyngeal, ocular- dry swabs or swabs in viral transport medium.

Tissues: Brain, lung, lymph node, tonsil, intestinal tissue; feces, intestinal contents

Fluids: Urine, blood, serum (CSF is not validated)

Ideal sample type varies based on clinical presentation. The suggested sample types below may be most rewarding:
  • Gastrointestinal signs: EDTA whole blood and/ or feces
  • Respiratory signs: Nasal, pharyngeal, or ocular swabs
  • Neurologic signs: EDTA whole blood, urine, and/or a conjunctival swab

A gel bacterial swab is not acceptable


  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