Sample submission cut-off times for same day results:
|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|
|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
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.
For your added convenience we have HATS specific labels for you to affix to your packages.
- Address labels (shipping direct to HATS)
- HATS identifier labels for previously addressed boxes
Use to identify already addressed boxes as HATS submissions.