Pathogen: 
Influenza A virus - IAV
Species: 
Porcine
Section: 
Molecular
Test: 
PCR - Screen & Subtype 1 USDA
Standard Fee: 
$30.00
Best Practice Fee: 
$27.00
Days Tested: 
M-F
Specimen: 
lung, nasal swab, BAL, oral fluids, bronchial swab
Additional Comments: 
Includes subtyping one positive sample per case. Appropriate swabs to use for influenza virus PCR are synthetic (Dacron or Rayon) tipped swabs on plastic shafts. Swabs should be placed in 1 ml of PBS in a falcon snap cap tube and the shaft broken low enough to allow the cap to be securely snapped tightly and avoid leakage. Do not send swabs in agar or gel-type media. Avoid using any calcium-alginate-tipped swabs or bleach. Also avoid cotton swabs with wooden shafts. Ship swabs overnight to the diagnostic laboratory. Acceptable swabs: Star Swab II, Copan swabs, Other swabs are also available.