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  TEST NAME West Nile Virus (WNV) PCR (MDL-7005)
  SECTION Molecular Service
  SPECIMENS Mammals:
  • (5 gm) Tissue (Brain or Spinal cord)
  • (1.0 ml) Cerebral Spinal Fluid
  • Whole blood is not a good diagnostic sample in horses because WNV produces a low viremia of short duration.

Avian species:
  • (5 gm) Tissue (Brain or Heart)
  • Swabs (Oropharyngeal or Cloacal)

A gel bacterial swab is not acceptable
  SPECIES All infected mammals, Avian and Mosquitoes
  PRICING $57.00
  SAMPLE CONTAINER Spill-proof container, viral transport media
  SHIPPING PRESERVE Cold Pack
  DAYS TESTED M-F
  ESTIMATED TURNAROUND 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, Negative, Suspect with Ct values
  PROCEDURES Polymerase chain reaction
  DELIVERY METHOD Next day delivery or 2 day transit is recommended
  SECTION GROUP Molecular Diagnostics