Pathogen: 
Influenza A virus - IAV
Species: 
Canine, Equine, Feline, Porcine
Section: 
Molecular
Test: 
PCR - Screen only (no subtype)
Standard Fee: 
$25.00
Best Practice Fee: 
$22.50
Days Tested: 
M-F
Turn-Around: 
screen - same day; subtype - next day
Specimen: 
lung, nasal swab, BAL, oral fluids, bronchial swab
Additional Comments: 
Follow up IAV subtyping added on after initial testing $30 per sample. 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.