HATS Submission Information

Sample submission cut-off times for same day results:

  Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat*
AM cutoff 11:30 am 11:30 am 11:30 am 11:30 am 11:30 am 12:00 pm
PM cutoff  5:00 pm  3:00 pm  3:00 pm  5:00 pm  3:00 pm Closed

*PEDV and PDCoV PCRs are not offered on Saturdays.

Accepted sample types:

Please refer to the submission guidelines page for sample collection and submission procedures.

  • PRRSV PCR: Serum, processing fluids, blood swabs, oral fluids, raw and extended semen, environmental samples.
  • PEDV and PDCoV PCR: Processed feces (a small amount of fecal material suspended in 1 ml of buffered saline solution), processed fecal swabs (a fecal swab suspended in 1 ml of buffered saline solution), oral fluids, raw and extended semen, environmental samples, feed and feed ingredients*.

 

Sample Type Sample Volume Maximum pool size
Serum 2 ml ≤5
Blood swab  Swab placed in 1-2 ml of PBS*  ≤5
Processed feces Small amount of feces in 1-2 ml PBS* ≤5
Fecal swab Swab placed in 1-2 ml of PBS* ≤5
Oral fluids 3-4 ml Only tested individually
Environmental 3-4 ml or swab placed in 1-2 ml of PBS* Only tested individually
Raw semen 4-5 ml ≤3
Extended semen 50 ml ≤3
Feed/Feed ingredients 15 g dry samples
3-4 ml liquid samples
Only tested individually

*Due to additional processing required for feed and feed ingredients, results will be available the following testing day and any results on retests will not be available until the day following the original results

*PBS = phosphate buffered saline or other buffered saline solution

Submission form:

The HATS lab uses the Swine Health Test Request Form. Identification of submissions intended for testing at HATS requires the “HATS Submission” box on the second page of the form be selected.
Hats example

Address labels:

For your added convenience we have HATS specific labels for you to affix to your packages.