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Central Nervous Disorders

Sample Submission

Send the following specimens:

  • Brain - Except in cases where rabies is suspected, split in halves longitudinally.  Kepp one half fresh and the other half in formalin.  If rabies is suspected, see http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/rabies/risk/submission.html.  In case the brain may not be readily removed from the cranium, send the entire head to the laboratory.
  • Liver or EDTA blood - Submit for lead analysis. Also send liver for selenium.
  • Ileum - Send unfixed ileum for bacterial culture when suspecting Edema Disease in swine.


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